You might have noticed two little faces peering out Room 13's window. They are not children!! They are Jack and Lizzie, two wheat-heads. They are cousins of Peter and Bella who used to be in Room 5.
Here they are - Jack (on the left) and Lizzie when they were only a few days old. Can yo see their hair starting to grow?
Wow! Only a week later and look at these green-haired wheat-heads!
They are fun to watch and very easy to make. Here's how:
How to make a wheat-head person
You will need:Cheesecloth or some soft cloth with a wide weave so the wheat can grow through. (You can buy it cheaply from David's Emporium).
Sphagnum moss (from a garden centre)
Wheat (I get mine from the supermarket but its in a big bag for chicken food so if you talk to Miz Jones she might give yo a small amount).
Eyes (either draw them on or buy some from Spotlight or David's Emporium) You can also draw on the mouth.
A glass or jar for the wheat-head to sit in.
How to make the wheat-head:Lay out a square of cheesecloth and put a handful of wheat in the middle.
Put a fistful of sphagnum moss on top of tie it up in a roughly head shape.
Put the rubber band round the neck.
Pull bit out for ears and nose and tie with rubber bands.
Stick or draw eyes and a mouth onto the face of your wheat-head.
Moisten it and fill a glass or jar of water.
Put wheat-head into the jar of water.
That's it! Easy peasy!
If the head flops you can make a cardboard or plastic collar for it.
I have a spray bottle of water to give it a shower each morning.
They need sun and warmth and plenty of conversation.