Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Grassy-Haired Egg Heads...FAIL!




After having a blast with our ginormous collection of plastic eggs--I thought it might be fun to make the eggs into little faces and plant seeds to give them "hair"!  I didn't tell my students that I really can't take care of plants to save my life.  I also didn't tell them that I have killed literally every plant I have ever bought.  When I started this little project, I was thinking, "This time, it will be different.  These egg heads are going to have heads full of grassy hair and it will be GLORIOUS."  Well...it's been a week...and it's NOT working.  Most of the little heads are still full of soil.  I'm not surprised.  Plants hate me.  I mean,  I've only forgotten to water them a "few" times.  Also, the eggs have holes in the bottom, so when I do remember to water them-- all the water spills out all over the place.  FAIL.


Oh well.  They are still cute.  Just bald.  :)  



17 comments:

Lyndsey (A Year of Many "Firsts") said...

Bahahah! I love them. DARLING! :)

Gladys said...

I always cross my fingers and say a little prayer when we do our "planting" but it never fails we always have some that never sprout. :( On the bright side those are the cutest bald egg heads ever! ;)

tiffie10382 said...

Try silly putty or hot glue dot to cover the hole. Also use some osmacote it is magic. I don't have a green thumb but this stuff is great. Just use a few pellets and in a few days magic. Hope this helps. :)

Miss Kindergarten said...

Yep...I am not talented in that department either!! Lol

Liz said...

I always kill plants too. When we planted grass earlier this year, I kept having to secretly throw more seeds into the cups since I always forgot to water them.
Liz
Teaching in the Valley

Jay Pea said...

I laughed out loud! This is soooo my class too!! Plant observation journal goes straight in the trash can....lol!!
Jana

teachrmama said...

I would try a couple of things: 1) Spray them with a spray bottle to water them. They do not need to be soaked--they just need enough moisture to germinate. _or_ rather than soil, put in a sponge--seeds sprout quickly on a damp sponge. They won't last too long that way, though.

We did some of our "planting" today. We set up a sweet potato, a red potato, a carrot, and an avocado pit in clear water cups so we can watch the roots develop. We will plant beans and flowers later in the week. I think I might also do your egg head display!! Gardening is one of my favorite things to do with my class!

vicky1970 said...

Hi Sarah - I love your baldies anyway. Sometimes things don't quite work the way we want them to. I always kill plants...LOL
Vicky
Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

Suzy Q said...

We had this trouble one year, too. Then we bought grass seed for shady areas and all is well again. Can't hurt, right?

The Brown-Bag Teacher said...

So cute, Sarah! :) I did this in the fall and it took 5 weeks for sprouts to arrive. I was about to throw them out when I saw *teeny* green stems poking through. Do not give up hope! :)

Catherine
The Brown-Bag Teacher

Ms. Lium said...

Sounds like there are lots of us that have nothing close to green thumbs! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one! I've given in to faux plants in the classroom and at home :) oh well, we can't be perfect at everything we try!

Teaching in the Tongass

Dawn said...

Bald is beautiful! :)

Dawn

Jennifer Tice said...

I too am a plant killer. We don't have one live plant inside our house because they all just shrivel up and die! I love the idea of using eggs as planters though.

Rowdy in First Grade

learningmyself said...

hahahaha!! They are adorable! :)

Heather Hensley said...

You should try putting bird seed on top. It grows really fast. It's helped me out before. Good luck :)

Lauren Morse said...

I'd go buy some type of plant and fill those eggs up. Kids will be excited on Monday and they'll never know that nothing really grew from the seeds they planted :)
Lauren

Annie said...

This was such a cute idea! I wish it had worked out for you :) It's a good lesson in trial and error for the kids.
Annie

Three Cheers for First Grade!

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