Friday, October 28, 2011

Dirt Babies

Have you seen them?

Ain't they cute? 

Hayden made one at The Pumpkin Patch the other day.

Want to make one?

Here is how:

Things you will need:
  • 1 knee-high nylon stocking
  • Grass seed
  • Top soil
  • 16-oz. plastic or glass clear cup
  • Water
  • Glue
  • Small craft eyes
  • Red pipe cleaner
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  1. Hold the nylon stocking with the open end up.
  2. Sprinkle a teaspoon or so of grass seed into the toe end of the nylon.
  3. Add a handful of topsoil on top of the grass seed.
  4. Make a knot in the nylon below the topsoil so it forms a ball. This is the head of the dirt baby.
  5. Fill the cup halfway with water.
  6. Place the head of your dirt baby on top of the cup with the tied end of the nylon hanging into the water.
  7. Glue on the craft eyes to the head.
  8. Cut pieces of the pipe cleaner and glue on for the mouth and nose if you desire.
  9. Spray the top of the head with the water from the spray bottle.
  10. Set the dirt baby in a sunny place like a windowsill.
  11. Check the dirt baby throughout the day to see how much water is being soaked up from the cup into the head.
  12. Refill the water in the cup as it gets low. Always keep it about halfway full.
  13. Watch the grass begin to grow on the top of the head in about 10 days.
Thank you for simple instructions on making this.  We have it in our windowsill and can't wait for it to start growing.

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