When your family eats as many eggs as we do, you can end up with a lot of egg shells.
When you have two small boys, as we do, you need to come up with activities for those freezing, grey days of winter when they're bouncing off the walls.
Enter, the eggshells.
Ok, this was not my genius, I saw it somewhere on the blogosphere, but aren't they cute?
Hello Eggbert 1, Eggbert 2, Eggbert 3 and Eggbert 4.
Yes, we got creative with names, didn't we?
To make your own hairy little guys, save some shells from good old boiled eggs.
Place a cotton ball in the bottom of each shell and drip water on it till the cotton wool is fairly damp, but there's no extra water pooled around it.
Add sprout seeds.
We used................er can't remember. Cress and radish maybe?
Keep the cotton wool damp and in a lightish place, like a kitchen windowsill and your little baldies will have a fine crop in no time.
Then you can give them a haircut and eat the trimmings if you so desire.
(My boys did not desire, they left them to dry out and eventually let me consign all Eggberts to the worm farm. Er, I mean Eggbert heaven.)