Grass Head Person

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Activity Equipment:


  • Knee pop sock (in your Activity Bag)
  • Grass seeds (in your Activity Bag)
  • Compost for stuffing (in your Activity Bag)
  • Small plastic pot (in your Activity Bag)
  • Self-adhesive Goggly eyes – 2 (in your Activity Bag)
  • Scissors
  • Glue for sticking on the lips, etc. (You can use any sort of glue so long as it won’t dissolve in water)


  • Some fabric scraps for the heads
  • coloured paper for the bodies,
  • pipe-cleaners for spectacles,
  • rubber band to make a nose

…get creative 🙂


Step 1:

Find your section of pop-sock (included in your craft bag) that includes the toe. (You may also have a “tube section” that doesn’t include the toe – you’d just have to tie a knot in one end to close it, then turn it inside-out to hide the knot.)

Step 2:

Stretch the pop-sock over a large cup or mug, and spoon in the grass seeds.

Step 3:

Next put in compost.

Step 4:

Tie a knot to close the end. No need to cut off the dangly bit.

Step 5:

You can make a bulbous nose or ears by grabbing a bit of stocking and twisting. Fasten base of the nose with some thread or a small rubber band.

Step 6:

Decorate! Use fabric scraps or permanent marker to decorate the face, and coloured paper to make the pot into a dress or a suit or whatever you like – get creative! Just make sure that any glues or markers you use for the head are water-proof.


Growing your Grass Heads

When you’re ready to grow your head, give it a good dunking in a bowl of water to moisten the compost.

Half-fill the pot with water and put the head on top, with the excess stocking dangling down into the water.

Put your creation on a windowsill or somewhere with plenty of sunlight. Check every day to make sure the head is moist – you might need to dribble a few drops of water onto the head now and then.

“Hair” takes about 1 week to sprout. A full head of hair takes 3-4 weeks to grow, and “greying and balding” will occur after about 6 weeks. Experiment with different hairstyles 🙂 You can make mohawks, pony-tails, crew-cuts…

Have fun with it!

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