How to Grow an Egghead


Here’s a quick little project that’s whole lot of fun for kids.

Step 1
Grab a few eggs and gently tap around the top with the edge of a spoon. This will break through the shell and allow you to flip off the top. Empty out the egg into a bowl to be used later in cooking. Rinse the inside gently and allow to dry.

Step 2
Grab some textas and draw on faces. The sillier the better!

Step 3
Fill the inside with cotton wool. Push a fair bit in as it will sink down when watered. You can also use fine potting mix if you don’t have cotton wool handy.

Step 4
Gently water the cotton wool or potting mix with a solution of OCP eco-seaweed. You want it to be damp but not soaking wet. The eco-seaweed helps speed germination and growth of the seedlings.

Happy little eggheads

Happy little eggheads

Step 5
Sprinkle seeds over the damp cotton wool. Use a lot so that the cotton wool is almost covered with seed. That way your egghead will have thick hair. Noone wants a bald egghead ☺

Step 6
No comes the fun part – waiting. Seeds will germinate in a couple of days and start growing. Make sure they stay moist by misting with water each day.

Ideal Seeds for Eggheads

  • Cress
  • Mustard
  • Chia
  • Kale
  • Rocket
  • Radish
  • Watercress
  • Alfalfa

All are edible so the egghead can get a haircut and the cuttings used in a salad or on a sandwich. Yum!

Eggheads just sown with different seeds.

Eggheads just sown with different seeds.