In our Kid’s Corner blog post this month we show you how to create your very own cress head character!
What do I need?
2 tsp cress seed (available from £1.55 in store at Burston Garden Centre)
2 x balls of cotton wool
Felt tip pens
How to make your Cress Head Character
Carefully remove the tops from the eggs, leaving the bottom two-thirds of the shells intact (ask an adult for help on this step if needed).
Empty the shells and wash them out.
Decorate the shells however you like with felt tip pens and leave to dry.
Dip the cotton wool balls in water and shake off any excess. Place 1 ball inside each shell, then sprinkle 1 tsp cress seeds onto each one. Sit the filled shells in eggcups and leave in a dry, well-lit place. (A windowsill is perfect!)
After a few days you will notice your cress will start to sprout.
After about a week, your cress heads will have lots of green hair and it can be snipped and used in either salads or to make your egg sandwiches a lot more exciting!
Did you know?
Cress is a good source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals!