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The Green Family

The Green Family [Illustrations by Shinod AP]

Want to have a family of your own? A green family? All it takes is a little water and sunshine to entice this green family to spread its roots!

The things you need:

1. Empty containers of different sizes
2. Wheat seeds
3. Soil
4. Water
5. Poster colours
6. Brush

Step 1: Fill three-fourths of all the containers with garden soil.

Step 2: Spread a handful of wheat seeds on the soil. Cover the seeds with another layer of soil.

Step 3: Sprinkle some water over the newly sown seeds. Place the pots in a sunny place. Twice a day, spray water generously on the seeds.

It will take 7-14 days for the shoots to appear. After that, spray as much water needed to keep the grass moist.

Once the grass becomes really thick, the ‘hair’ of each member of the family, is ready. Now it’s time to paint faces on the containers.

Step 4: With poster colours and brush, paint the family members’ faces on the containers. You can have as many members in this green family as the number of containers!

How big a family do you want? And naming all the family members should be fun, don’t you think?
So, have your green fingers started itching?