Summer Day 20 Hairy Potato Experiment

hairy potato headThe Potato hair experiment is a great way for the girls to watch and see how grass grows.  We actually did a side experiment and got two of every potato that Wal-Mart sales just to see if grass grows better or faster in one potato over the other.  I also thought it would be fun to have different size heads.

Hairy Potato Experiment

  • IMG_2189Potato
  • grass seeds
  • sharp knife
  • cotton balls or paper towels
  • water
  • Styrofoam cup or yogurt container
  • giggly eyeballs
  • glue or sticky dots – glue on eyeballs
  • markers

Here what you do (or what we did)



1.  Cut the top of the potato off



2. Cut bottom at an angle so it will fit in cup if needed


3. Scoop out the brains or inside of the top of the potato


4. Add Cotton balls or paper towel to the top (the part you just scooped out)


5. Add googly eyes, mouth and any other decorations to make your potato look fun

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6. Sprinkle grass seed on top and water daily with a spray bottle

7. In about 2-4 weeks hair will start growing

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