We take part in a matchbox swop group on Facebook. Each month there is a new theme and those wishing to take part are partnered up. We then fill a matchbox with items fitting the theme and post it to our partners. This month the theme was spring so Annie Rose and I made our box and sent it off. Annie Rose was excited when she opened the one sent to her. They had made the box into a sheep and amongst lots of lovely stickers, activity sheets and even a cute sheep finger puppet was a packet of cress seeds. And so our next craft was born!
Long egg box
I cut a strip off an egg box and an extra bit for the head. We stuck some googly eyes and two bits of pipe cleaner to make the head.
We then stuck it onto the strip of egg box.
Annie Rose put some cotton wool into each dip
then used her pipette to drip water onto them until they were damp.
She then took a pinch of cress seed from my hand and
sprinkled the seed over the cotton wool.
We placed our little caterpillar on the window ledge.
It will be interesting seeing the cress grow and Annie Rose reaction to it.
Then we can eat it in our sandwiches 🙂