Snowman Cress Head

A festive and fun way to introduce kids to sprouting seeds for food on the windowsill

Skill Level


Time to Make

20 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Using porcelain paint pens, paint the flowerpot with Snowman features and add wiggle-eyes. 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.
  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!
  6. For a continuous supply, create other festive characters and sow a new pot every couple of days.