Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Toddler Tuesday - Project Cress

This week for Toddler Tuesday Max and I decided to celebrate the start of spring with a little nature project. Inspired by Tamara from One Craftee Mumma, we did our own little 'project cress'.

It was super simple and I was really impressed by how easily Max was able to do all the steps of the activity on his own with just verbal instructions from me.

All you need to get started is:
 - an egg carton
 - cotton wool
 - water
 - cress seeds
 - gorgeous queensland spring sunshine is optional :)

We started out by filling each spot in our egg carton with some cotton wool and then Max carefully soaked each piece with water (using our high-tech homemade watering can).

Then Max sprinkled the cress seeds onto the cotton wool (after I convinced him not to throw them across the yard like the 'cross mumma' in Jack and the Beanstalk!).


And now we wait... The seed packet suggested keeping the carton somewhere dark until they start to sprout,  so I have them up in the top of the pantry. If all goes well we should see some progress as soon as tomorrow and will hopefully have a progress report for next weeks Toddler Tuesday post.


  1. What a fab idea Tamsyn and how timely, I just spent this morning looking for a good gardening intro book for Maksi.

    I think I will try this.

    1. I hope you do, Max had so much fun!! I'm checking them religiously this morning waiting for the moment I can show him they've started to sprout :)

  2. What a sweet pea! I can't wait to get some planting done. Looking forward to fresh, homegrown salads come summer!

    1. Thanks Dannelle, I really need to get some herbs planted soon too :)

  3. What a lovely little project! We love using recycled items as well and can never have enough of egg cartons and/or garden related activities as a family. I will be looking forward to doing something similar with my pre-schooler soon.


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