Friday, March 4, 2016

Turn Wheat Berries Into Real Easter Grass

That's grass made from wheat berries this bunny is perched on!  It's super simple to make and a fantastic project for kids. 

It takes about 4-5 days to get results. Here's all you need to do. Select a container (s) to grow your grass. I wanted something low and rather large, so I chose to use the bottom of a clay pot. 

Purchase wheat berries (available from Whole Foods Market and most health-oriented grocery stores) enough to cover the top of the container you're using - 1/3 cup covered the surface of the container pictured above. Place wheat berries in a glass container and cover them with water. Soak overnight. 

Fill the container you're going to use to grow the grass with potting soil. Drain the wheat berries and cover the top of the soil with the berries - the more berries you use, the more abundant the amount of grass. Place the container in a sunny location. Using a spray bottle, generously spray the wheat berries with water. Spray them about 4-6 times a day for the duration of the growing process. The more you spray the better the results. (If you want to hasten the growing process, cover the wheat berries with plastic wrap for the first and second day, but don't forget to spray them.) If the grass gets too high before Easter, simply trim with scissors. To maintain the grass, continue to spray to keep it moist and green.

Decorate the Easter grass with your favorite Easter decor.