These easy kids Easter crafts can be done by toddlers and preschoolers alike.
With small children you have to help, the older ones can do it all by themselves.
Kids love to create things with their hands. These egg manikins look so cute and serve a second purpose as well. You can eat the cress!
Cress is very easy to grow and therefore the ideal plant for children. It takes just a few days to see results and they grow fast enough for the kids not to lose interest. Additionally to getting creative and painting the manikins, your children will learn how to grow plants.
What You Do:
First, wash the eggshells and carefully pat them dry. Then paint the egg shells with funny faces. Paint the toilet paper rolls. Get creative!
If your kids are very small, give them only the toilet paper rolls to paint. Do the faces on the eggshells yourself, in order not to break them.
Cut the toilet paper rolls to different sizes, then the manikins won't have the same size. This way you can make a whole egg family with cress heads.
Let the acrylic paint dry. Once everything has dried, carefully put the eggshell heads onto the bodies to complete the manikin. If needed use a few drops of glue to fix the two parts together.
Put the manikins near the window and water every day with just a few drops of water.
About 3 days later, the first green hair will show up. It takes about one week, until the cress hair is as long and full as on the picture at the top of this pages.
Start early enough with your easy kids Easter crafts!
After the holiday, you can use the cress for your salads and eat it. :-) If you handle them carefully, the egg manikins can be re-used several times with new cress seeds. What a cute little kitchen helper!