Growing seeds into Hair for your recycled Pot heads…These are fun to make and teach resourcefulness and recycling. Also children LOVE to grow things and have much pride in doing so. Also they are more willing to try something they themselves have grown.


  • 1 or more Empty plastic bottles (softdrink ones are pictured)
  • Potting Mix
  • Seeds (chives are used in picture)
  • Lids (softdrink lids and milk bottle lids are used in picture)
  • Googly eyes
  • Hot glue Gun


  1. Cut the bottles in half, make sure the edge doesn't have any spikes that could cut little hands.
  2. Make some holes in the bottom on the half bottle, Use a drill, or knife. PLEASE ENSURE this is done carefully by an adult.
  3. Make the faces! Use the lids and eyes to make fun faces, be CAREFUL with the glue here.
  4. Once the faces are dried (better left overnight to make sure they are ready to get wet) Pour in the potting mix and sow your seeds. We found Chives are perfect hair for your faces, but you can always look around and experiment.
  5. LOOK after your pot heads. Water regularly as the pot heads are small and won't hold much moisture.


You can extend on this and find fun recipes so you can make yummy food from your own potheads! Have fun!

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  • michelle_margetts
    • 26 Feb 2014
      2:28 pm

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  • Such a cute idea especially at the moment it could for art class


  • These are adorable and would look lovely on a decking or in a hanging pot.


  • Love to see this take off – the more children grow things the better our planet will be.


  • This takes me back to my childhood and primary school. I love these as a fantastic idea with kids – so create, decorate, grow. So many skills to learn.


  • These are so cute, great kinder project


  • This is a great idea!


  • So cute.


  • Lovely holiday activity for the kids !


  • One of my favourite things to make as a kid


  • This is a good one, if not wanting to grow an edible then chia seeds are a great one to grow.


  • awww just so adorable. love reusing stuff.


  • Very creative idea to keep kids busy these holidays


  • Great creative way to get the kids involved in gardening

    • Super awesome name for the “Pot Heads” the kids had a giggle.


  • Awesome school holiday activity for the kids. Might make some for gifts or maybe to sell, friending on how they turn out


  • kids love these. Such fun. Thanks


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