We used some old tights and filled the toe with grass seed. Then added soil. Moisture Control Potting Mix would be a good option. Then tied it off, gave it a face...and sat it in a decorated yogurt container. We poured water in the container and it soaked right in. After about 10 days, that little guy was ready for hair cuts and eyebrow plucking! Your children will be THRILLED! Doodlecraft: Building Character and Growing Plants!