This Grass Guy Craft is a lot of fun to make, and it will give your kids something to work with for quite some time. When well cared for, I've seen this craft last for months!
To Make a Grass Guy You Will Need:
- grass seeds (I used cress for mine)
- bowl of water
- potting soil or saw dust
- safety scissors
- pipe cleaner
- googly eyes
- rubber band
Gather together your materials and cut a 12 - 30 inch strip from your pantyhose.
Tie a knot in one end and turn it inside-out. Place a handful of grass seed inside.
Fill your pantyhose with potting mix or sand and tie a knot in the other end. Pinch out a nose and tie it off with a rubber band or an 8 inch length of string.
Soak your grass guy in a bowl of water until it is thoroughly wet.
Then place it upright in a shallow tray. Make sure the nose is in the right place.
Now your child can decorate his grass pal as he or she pleases. You can glue on googly eyes, add a headband or a tie out of scraps of fabric or make glass out of a pipe cleaner.
Then you only need to remember to sprinkle it with water every day.
If your child keeps the soil moist, in a couple of weeks the grass buddy will sprout delicate blades of grassy hair.
Your child can use a pair of safety scissors to give his grass pal a haircut as needed.
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