The Easter holidays are upon us, we’ve got a fun craft idea for you. The classic cress egghead! All you need to make our cress egghead are some cress seeds, felt tips and some kitchen towel. Follow the steps below and you’ll have fresh cress in time for Easter weekend.
- Eat a cooked egg, ensuring that you keep the bottom two thirds of the egg intact – you can bin the top third as it’s not needed for this activity. We recommend having a boiled egg as it’ll make cleaning the shell much easier.
- Clean the shell very carefully – your cress will take 5-8 days to grow and so it’s important that the shell is clean before continuing to prevent any bacteria growing.
- Don’t forget to draw a face on your egghead, will they be happy, excited, sad, or curious?
- Get some damp kitchen towel and put it inside the eggshell.
- Sprinkle some cress seeds onto the damp kitchen towel.
- In a few days the seeds will start to sprout. In 5-8 days, they will look like the picture and be ready for eating. Ensure that you keep the kitchen towel damp throughout.
- Once you’re happy with the height they’ve grown it’s time to give you egg a haircut and enjoy on top of your favourite salad or in a sandwich.
Why not share your eggheads on Instagram, don’t forget to tag us @maggi_uk. We can’t wait to see what you make.