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Royal Wedding crafty cress

The Royal Wedding is the first big national event since Edward was born and I’ve been busy collecting flags and souvenirs so we can watch the Royal Wedding and create some memories of our own. I thought it would be fun to make Royal Wedding crafty cress heads – a simple craft with quick, visible results – for the special occasion.

You will need:

an egg box

2 eggs

colouring pens and paper to decorate

cress seeds

cotton wool


Carefully crack the tops of your eggs and remove the egg from the shell, wash and dry the egg shell. Fill with a small amount of cotton wool and sprinkle in some cress seeds. Draw faces onto your egg shells and make small paper crowns. Water every day and within 5 days you should have sprouting royalty!

Wills and Kate waiting for their hair to grow!


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    maggy, red ted art
    April 11, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    PERFECT! I love it!!! And if you make you royal couple soon enough, they may have plenty of hair for the wedding! YAY!


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    April 11, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Cute. Look forward to seeing the hairy versions!

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    April 12, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I’m not big on the whole wedding thing, but that is superbly cute!
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    April 13, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Adorable! If I could find cress over here in China I would soo try this out. We’re blowing out eggs for Easter instead 😀
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    April 15, 2011 at 10:03 am

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