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.

Notes... 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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  • 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


  • What fun these are for the garden. Thank you for sharing


  • how cool are these little babies


  • This is the best idea I’ve seen in ages! I joke about my ‘herd of cows’ – I’ve put holes through empty cardboard milk containers, filled with soil, then planted my seeds. I’ve got them all in a row, with the cows facing me. When its time to plant out, simply peel off the cardboard and recycle in your compost heap, and plant soil and all into desired spot.


  • creative and fun, these would look bright on your window sill


  • This is such a cute idea. My daughter will love it!


  • pot heads


  • Goodness, I remember making similar things when I was in school. Goes to show good things never go out of fashion


  • What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this!


  • awww, very cute. how much will the kids love making these


  • hahahaha this one is tooo cute…i love the idea


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