Mustard Egg (Wo)men

You will need:

  • Empty Toilet Roll
  • Scissors (adult supervision required)
  • Sellotape
  • Egg
  • Cotton Wool or Kitchen Roller Towel
  • A Rainbow of Coloured Pencils
  • Felt Tip Koki’s
  • Mustard Seeds (or cress seeds)

How to:

Step 1

Boil your egg/s and then eat it for breakfast. Be careful to cut off only the very top of the egg shell, as straight as you possibly can. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, kids really won’t mind.

Step 2

Carefully put a healthy amount of cotton wool or shredded kitchen roller towel in the bottom of the egg shell you emptied during breakfast, filling the egg to about half way.

Step 3

Take an A4 piece of paper, measure out the empty toilet roll length and draw a line across the page. Guide them to draw their man/woman, without a head, but within a certain space.

Step 4

Help them to cut off the piece of paper with their (wo)man on it and sellotape it to the empty toilet roll.

Step 5

Put the egg shell onto your toilet roll body and using your Koki’s; draw a face on one side of the egg – but don’t draw any hair.

Step 6

Wet the cotton wool or kitchen towel with warm water. Make sure it’s wet all the way through but not floating!

Step 7

Sprinkle some seeds on to the cotton wool. Mustard and cress seed both work well. Mustard seed will give a thicker fro while cress tends to be lighter.

Step 8

Remind the kids to water it every day, keeping the cotton wool moist and within a matter of two days, the seeds will start to grow.

Growing mustard seed or cress is a really quick experience for kids. Your egg (wo)men should have hair sprouting out the top within only 10 days! The kids can eat their produce or you can plant it out into the garden, or a pot and let it get a little bigger before letting them munch it!

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