Funny Characters!

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Little scientist, have you ever discovered a potato that had been forgotten for a little too long?

Have you ever noticed that something had grown on the surface, like small stems?

They are called sprouts.

Today, we will do a sprouting experiment in order to better understand this phenomenon.

Let’s go!


  • 2 eggs
  • Cotton balls or some soil
  • Seeds (lentils, peas. . .)
  • 2 egg cups or a roll of toilet paper cut in half
  • Markers
  • Water
  • 1 teaspoon and a bowl


  • Put the seeds in your bowl.
  • Add enough water to cover the seeds.
  • Let the seeds soak for a few hours.


  • Crack the eggs and try to break only the top half (you can use a butter knife or crack them on the counter).
  • Empty the eggs and keep them for a future recipe.
  • Rinse the eggshells.


  • With your markers, draw a funny face on each eggshell.
  • Put the eggshells on your egg cups or on your toilet paper rolls.
  • With your spoon, fill the eggshells with soil or with cotton balls.
  • Add a little bit of water.


  • Put the seeds on top.
  • Make sure the soil always stays moist.
  • Observe what will happen in the next few days.
  • A small white stem appears on the seeds and a stem begins to grow.


Here are my characters after a few days.

They are funny with their hair!

I even think that one of them needs a haircut!


I hope you had fun making this activity with me!

Come back soon!

Your friend, Crafty xx


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