Tuesday, August 5, 2008

An Egg-cellent Idea

Okay....so some of you might already know what a dangerous thing it is for Corey to peruse the pages of Wondertime Magazine. The evidence is here.....and don't forget HERE. I think those posts speak for themselves fairly well, but let's just say.....things don't always go well when I take one of their "bright ideas!"

Sometime in May, while flipping through Wondertime, I saw a great idea for making little planters out of egg shells. Being the ever creative person I am, I decided to go with my "Wondertime Theme" and make Egg Heads using egg shells, soil, and grass seed. I mean we simply can not get enough of organic, earth friendly heads now can we? Am I right or am I right, or am I right? RIGHT!

So we started off with carefully cracking eggs one morning for breakfast, and creating two "planters". Then we filled them with soil.

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I borrowed some grass seed from my brother, as I was not buying a huge thing of seed for this tiny project. As it was....he insisted on giving me WAY more than I needed.

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Sugar Bear carefully pinched some seed, and lovingly placed it in the "planters".

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This was a great activity for working on fine motor skills. She spilled some, but since we had more than plenty it wasn't anything to worry about.

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One thing Sugar likes to do is to carefully inspect her work as she goes. As serious as she was during this task....I assure you, she was having a good time.

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Once sufficient seeds were atop the soil, Sugar sprinkled them with some water.
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Sprinkling things with water is one of Sugar's favorite pastimes, so we MIGHT have added a bit too much water.....maybe.....

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We shall see! When finished we gave them a place of honor on the kitchen window sill where they could get plenty of light, and the waiting game began........

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Autumn said...

Oh what a great idea. I can't believe you're making us wait to find out what happened! Those eggs would be cute with little faces painted on... and grass hair. :-)

melissagarrett said...

Oh I can't wait to see how your project turns out! I accidentally let my subscription to Wondertime run out. EEKS!!!! What was I thinking??

I've also seen this cute little project on NOGGIN, in which a little girl (almost as cute as Sugar) grows "hair" for her egghead using cress seed. She painted hers and gave it a face. Evidently cress seed grows very quickly.

I.Must.Do.This.

Lindy said...

looks like fun- we're trying to grow a chili pepper from seed. I wonder how that is going, seeing as I've been away for 4 weeks!

tommie said...

What an adorable idea! We need to reseed the backyard here....so I know what we will be doing soon.

ispeakbeanish said...

You can tell she was really into this! I love it when they jump right on the bandwagon and go to town.

holly said...

oh i think mine would really get a kick out of this.

i would feel much better about him using this stuff than the can opener. he wanted to use that yesterday. um. no son.

CMB said...

How cool! You are such a great Mom.

Christina said...

Oh my gosh! I just read about Larry and Sigfried, and I am totally cracking up! You told those stories so well. And while I have never explored Wondertime myself, you are not the first person to reccomend the magazine...I will definitely have to check it out!

Anyway, on to the project at hand - looks awesome. Your little assitant seems very careful...I'm afraid those poor little egg heads wouldn't have lasted long in N's over-eager hands. :D

Jo Beaufoix said...

Yay, I just discovered some old grass seed in my outhouse. I see eggheads coming our way. :D

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