Thursday, May 23, 2013

One last project to share.....

My fifth graders took a look at the art of face jugs in the South and we interpreted them in our own fun way. They made their pots using a simple pinch pot technique and we followed up with some simple glazing. I purchased wheat grass seeds from our local health food store's bulk section. I googled the best info on growing wheat grass and let our Environment Club do the planting. This is about 4 days worth of growth. They were triple this height and MUCH greener by the time they took them home. The kids and parents LOVED these.

A root actually grew out of a little hole in this one's nose!


  1. This is brilliant! I am inspired to try this with my 5th graders this year. What a fun and funky idea. About how many seeds did each student receive? So glad I came across your blog -- its nice to see another GA art teacher blogging! :)

    1. It was probably about a teaspoon of seeds per pot. I bought the seeds at Earth Fare and soaked them for 24 hours in water. They will start to sprout just a little and then we spread the seeds on top of the soil surface. If you google "how to grow wheat grass" there are tons of resources out there. Thanks for the kind words!

    2. Great Idea!! Thanks for sharing, love the faces.