On a rainy day, I can recommend making a grass head – a hilarious thing to do with old socks! says Katherine Miller.

During the holidays my kids love watching the grass grow and the anticipation of that first ‘haircut’ is soon squashed when they realise, that by then, it will be time to go back to school…

How to make a grass head

You’ll need:

  • Brightly coloured sock(s)
  • 1 tablespoon of grass seed
  • Stuffing or sawdust
  • Wire ties or elastic bands
  • Buttons or wiggly eyes
  • Yoghurt pot(s)

 

Put the grass seed into the toe of the sock and fill with stuffing.

Put the grass seed into the toe of the sock and fill with stuffing.

Put the grass seed into the toe of the sock and fill with stuffing (from old pillows etc) or sawdust, whilst shaping a nose and securing this with an elastic band. Tie the sock at the ‘neck’ with wire or an elastic band and glue on some eyes. Soak the grass head, then sit it on a cup of water (or a yoghurt pot because it’s safer) on a warm windowsill. Don’t cut off the unused fabric as it will help soak up water.

  • Keep watered, and don’t forget to give your grass head a haircut in a couple of weeks!