Soon, kids will be out of school, and you know they'll be bored and itching for fun.
So try this boredom buster!
Creating a grass handprint is simple and doesn’t require special equipment.
•Container to plant in (Ensure the top is large enough for your handprint. Pie plates work great and are super-cheap!)
•Writing utensil (pen, pencil or marker)
•Scissors (preferably safety scissors)
•Construction paper or card stock
•Trace your hand on a piece of construction paper.
•Use the scissors to cut out the image.
•Fill the container almost to the top with potting soil; leave at least an inch of space.
•Immerse your paper handprint in water.
•Remove it from the water quickly and lay it out on a flat surface.
•Sprinkle grass seed over the paper handprint until it is covered.
•Lay the seed-covered handprint atop the dirt in the container and cover it with a quarter-inch of soil.
•Ensure the pot receives adequate sunlight and water as directed on the seed packet your seeds came from. In a few days, you should have a grassy handprint!
It's a great introductory lesson to gardening or plant sciences, and it’s just plain cool.
Haley Worley is an agent at the University of Florida's Extension office in Crestview.