How To Make Grass Heads - Craft Tutorial
Grass Heads are super cheap, easy, and fun to make. They are a great craft for children and can be used for children's party favours, to sell at school fetes, and also make great homemade gifts for kids. I have created a step by step tutorial to show you how to make your own.
I first made these grass heads a few years back...
for my son's 4th birthday party to give out as party favours and loved getting the updated photos from the Mums. The children take great delight in trimming the "hair" when it grows.
This is a wonderful make and grow craft for children from Preschool age, all the way through to KS1 and KS2.
The grass heads featured on my tutorial are Santa and Snowmen ones I made for the school's Christmas fete. We charged £1 each for them and they flew off the table! You can easily customise your grassheads for any season so you could make them to sell at other children's events too. They'd look so adorable with little bunny ears for Easter, or with some cutout sunglasses for a summer vibe!
The materials you will need are:
- Old nylon Tights/Pantyhose/stockings
- Grass seeds
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- A peg
- Googly eyes
- Coloured felt (I used red, white, and yellow)
- Black bin liner or black paper or felt
- Red/Pink and white pom-poms
- Yoghurt pots of plastic cups.
I’ve popped the tutorial in a video below:
When you're ready to grow your head, give it a dip in a bowl of water or run the tap over it to moisten the sawdust and grass seeds.
Put your little guy/girl on a windowsill or somewhere that gets lots of sunlight. Keep checking every day to make sure the head is moist.
The hair will take a week or so to grow, and will continue for up to 6 weeks so you can have fun cutting kooky hairstyles and it will still grow back up until then!