Making Cress Heads

26 . 03 . 21

What you need

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons cress seed (available from Rosebourne)
  • 2 x balls of cotton wool
  • Felt tip pen

How to make your cress head character

  1. Carefully remove the tops from the eggs, leaving the bottom two-thirds of the shells intact
  2. Empty the shells and wash them out.
  3. Decorate the shells however you like with felt tip pens and leave to dry.
  4. Dip the cotton wool balls in water and shake off any excess. Place 1 ball inside each shell, then sprinkle 1 tsp cress on each.
  5. Leave in a dry, well-lit place, such as a windowsill and after a few days you will notice your cress will start to sprout.
  6. After about a week, your cress heads will have lots of green hair and it can be snipped and used in either salads or to make your egg sandwiches a lot more exciting!