Hairy – Spring gardening craft

Spring Gardening Craft for Kids

Meet Hairy #1 and Hairy #2
A Spring Gardening Craft for Kids!


We’ve never been much for creativity with names in our family and there are more than a few doubles, so it shouldn’t matter that these little guys have the same name! lol

Not looking so hairy???? Don’t worry they will, pretty soon they will be sporting a spiky green do, in fact, it’s already on the way!

This is a great activity for Earth Week, the environment, science, art….it’s an all arounder! lol

 Spring Gardening Craft for Kids


Start with an empty, but clean baby food jar, any size

Let the kids choose craft items to make a face- we used googly eyes, sparkle glue and a pompom nose for one, a bead for the other. (pipe cleaner makes a great smile, be creative if you have the supplies)

Anything flat and light will be able to stick with regular white glue, but heavier or hard things like that bead nose needed the help of the glue gun.

I stick the jars on a blob of playdough to hold them on their backs without rolling around until the glue has a chance to dry

Head to the garden and fill the jars up with dirt

Add a little grass seed to the top and water

Care for the little Hairy men with water and sunlight and watch their hair grow!!!


So much fun!!! 


The playdough helps the jars stay put while you work.


Just wait until Hairy’s hair gets too long and then you can give him his very first hair cut with a pair of scissors and watch it grow back again!


Here’s the Hairy twins with a full head of hair and in need of cut, view their first hair cut experience right HERE

Spring Gardening Craft for kids

Nice hair Hairy!


  1. CalgaryDaddy says:
  2. 3LittleMonkeys says:
  3. The Harris Family says:
  4. What a fun activity. I need to try this, my toddler would love it.

    Thanks for linking up on Artsy Play Wednesday. Pinned.

  5. those are so cute…I am sure my boys would love it, awesome idea!

  6. Too cute!!! We’re doing a similar Earth Day science project at home, but with alfalfa sprouts and mung bean sprouts…Just so we can eat the finished product! LOL! Love how adorable your hairy dudes are! What a great idea!

  7. My boys would love these! Definitely going to make them 🙂

  8. How long did it take to see sprouts after you planted the seeds?

  9. Molly Laurence says:

    I think this is just the cutest idea. Gonna do this for our kids church on Wednesday night. They will love it and will be so excited to see it next Wednesday night when we come back.

  10. Too cute!

  11. How cute are these? I loved that you named them “Hairy” 1 and 2.

  12. kathy downey says:

    Thanks I love it,going to do this with the kids

  13. kathy downey says:

    I getting the grandkids to do this next time they visit !!

  14. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    These look ever so cute, love them and no doubt kids would have fun with this project for weeks to come.

  15. Debbie White Beattie says:

    OMG This is so funny and cool all once. This sort of reminds me of the Chia pet.


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