Potato Cress heads

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Make a monster from a potato with the growing cress forming hair, spines etc


Per young person:
1 potato, black marker pens,
cotton wool, metal spoon.
cress seeds


Instructions - Cut a hollow from the top of each potato
- Draw face features on the potato/ write your name.
- Moisten cotton wool and put in the hollow, add cress seed
- Keep watered, stand back and watch it grow hairs.
-You can use cress in salads.

Additional Information You may want to cut the hollow in the potato before the meeting.


  • cress
  • cress heads
  • Growing seeds
  • Potato

Badge Links

  • Scientist - Cress
  • Scientist - Seeds