1)Boil some eggs
2)Allow child to chew on mouse mat?
3)While eggs are boiling assist child to write a letter "M" with a penicl in tray of compost
4)fill "M" with cress seeds
5)Cover seeds with little soil and water well
6)remember eggs that are boiling and remove them to cool
7)cover "m" cress and place in warm sunny position
8)destroy a perfectly good egg box to make egg cup
9)spruce up egg cup with a little foil
10)chop top off one of cooled eggs
11)fail to chop off top and try again (thats why there are three eggs boiled!!! I'll never get a job on blue peter!)
12)scoop out egg carefully from its shell
13)fill egg with compost, cress seed on top and water well
14)place in warm sunny position (and baby bottle tops make great propagators!)
15) later that evening be thankful for the spare home made egg cup as it makes a wonderful bottle top for when you are as pants at me at getting a cork out of your wine bottle!
16)a few days later the "m" cress looks like this:
17) and with a little imagination and patience mr cress head is:
18)and finished with the help of a little play dough now ready for the school egg competition fully decorated in school unifornm:
It's starting to look a lot like...
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