Family Cress Heads

A fun way to introduce kids to growing food from seed on the windowsill.

Family Cress Heads

Skill Level


Time to Make

20 minutes plus drying time

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Using porcelain paint pens, paint the flowerpot with family member features . Leave to dry.
  2. When paint is dry, put cotton wool in base, add folded kitchen towel to about 2/3rds the way up the flowerpot. Wet the kitchen towel and cotton wool, removing any excess water.
  3. Sprinkle a layer of cress seeds on top of the damp kitchen towel. Place on the windowsill.
  4. Keep damp daily by sprinkling with water, removing any excess at the bottom of the flowerpot.
  5. When your cress is fully grown, let the kids snip hairstyles every time they make a sandwich!
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Top Tip

For a continuous supply, create other family members or characters and sow a new pot every couple of days.