Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Grass Head

Lucas loves TV craft shows. Art Attack from Disney, and Mr. Maker, from Discovery Kids, are his favorite ones. Some time ago Mister Maker taught how to create a Grass-Head, and of course, Lucas "wanted it so much!" We took an old nylon stocking foot, filled its tip with a tablespoon of grass seeds, and stuffed the foot with cotton. Then we tied a knot in the stocking, leaving excess to make the nose and gluing google eyes and a plastic smile. We placed the "head" on top of a plastic container, and Lucas watered it.
One week later, the grass was growing! But the eyes and the mouth fell off, I have to glue them with a super glue...
Actually you can make a lot of Grass-Heads in many colors and shapes, it's a matter of imagination. With all the rain that has been falling lately, this head will soon be hairy like Rapunzel.

5 comentários:

Sacred Suzie said...

Here they call them Chia Pets and are popular too. I think they're actually nutritious but don't quote me on that. I'm glad Lucas can participate in this craft and watch nature grow!

Tori said...

That is wonderful that Lucas has a craft project. I know Chia Pets (like Suzie said) are very popular here.

Dragonstar said...

What a great idea! Something fun to do that costs next to nothing - great!

mrsb said...

How much fun will Lucas have giving his Grass Head a haircut?

Green Womyn said...

Hey, I had one Chia Pet when was a child... Oh, how I miss my chilhood seeing Lucas playing with it...