What is a cress caterpillar and how do you grow one? This cress caterpillar plant growing activity from the Natural History Museum in London brings crafting fun and food education together, especially for younger kids.
Fast-growing garden cress or cress, “any of several plants of the mustard family (Brassicaceae),” contains potassium and vitamins A and C. It can be added to salads, sandwiches, and soups, or eaten like sprouts.
For this project, you’ll need eggshells, cress seeds, craft supplies, water, cotton balls, and salt dough. (Mix 2 cups of all-purpose flour with one cup of table salt and one cup of water.) Watch the video to see how they all go together.
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