Bunny Grass Heads are a fun craft for kids who like to watch things grow. This craft resembles the commercial version of Chia pets and uses many of the same steps. Most children will want to keep at least one Bunny Grass Head to watch grow, so plan on making a few of these if your child plans to give any as an Easter gift.
What You Need To Start
This craft is one that will need additional daily care after it is finished. The grass seeds will begin to sprout and grow with regular misting and watering, so some care is essential to completing this craft.
-One 1/2 gallon plastic jug for each Bunny Head
-Foam Craft Sheets (for eyes, mouth, nose & ears)
-Peat moss (one small bag should make 4-5 Bunny Heads)
-Old nylons or knee highs
-Spray bottle or mister (for daily care)
Start by carefully cutting the top half off of a plastic 1/2 gallon container
(milk containers work well). Set to the side.
Take one white foam sheet and trace “bunny ears” about 3 inches long and an inch or so wide. Cut out the bunny ears. Make a similar shape on pink craft foam to create a matching pink ear shape to go inside of the white ears. Glue pink ear on top of each white bunny ear.
Trace a small triangle on a piece of black craft foam for the bunny nose. Cut out. Trace small circle shapes on colored craft foam for the eyes and cut out. Do the same with a sheet of white craft foam, (slightly smaller), and cut out. Glue the white circles onto the colored eye circles. Use the black marker to make a small black circle on each white “bunny eye.”
Glue all foam pieces to the empty 1/2 gallon jug to create a bunny face. Glue the ears to the top of the jug, near both edges.
Pour some peat moss into a mixing bowl and spray with water to moisten.
Take one knee high or cut nylons to a knee high size and fill with a few scoops of peat moss. Take a small handful of grass seeds and place them on top of the peat moss. Cover the grass seeds with about 3 more scoops of moistened peat moss and tie a knot at the top of each. Fill the bottom of the 1/2 gallon jug with one cup of water and place nylon peat moss bag in the jug. The top of the peat moss bag should reach the top of the jug and sit slightly over the edge.
Spray the nylon bag with a few more squirts of water and set in a sunny spot. Water each Bunny Grass Head twice each day until the grass begins to sprout. Keep peat moss mixture moist to enhance growing.
Taking Care of a Bunny Grass Head
Kids will enjoy giving haircuts to the Bunny Grass Heads once the grass has sprouted enough. The grass “hair” may be trimmed with scissors into different grass hairstyles. Keeping the peat moss moist will ensure a long growing season. The Bunny Heads may be reused by placing a new nylon bag with peat moss and grass seed inside of the jug and removing the old bag.