All it takes is a little water and sun to entice this family to put down roots in your backyard.
Use a pencil to draw a hairline around one of the jugs, about two thirds up from the bottom, then cut away the top part of the head with scissors, saving the excess plastic for decoration.
Cut a nose and ears from the leftover plastic.
For the eyes, start with two milk caps. Then cut two white circles from a lid, making them just smaller than the caps. Using markers, draw an iris and pupil onto each circle, then attach the circles to the caps with foam tape.
Cut a mouth from a plastic lid, then tape all the facial features to the jug.
Cut off the top of the second jug so that it´s an inch or so taller than the first. Line the second jug with cheesecloth, letting it extend over the sides. To keep the cloth flat and in place, spray it lightly with water. Sprinkle a very thin layer of peat moss over the cheesecloth in the jug, then cover the peat moss completely with grass seed.
In the bowl, mix 6 cups of peat moss with 1 cup of water until the peat moss is consistently moist.
Cover the grass seed in the second jug with a layer of wet peat moss, packing it down well. Keep adding wet peat moss until it just reaches the top of the jug.
Pack the peat moss well, then gather and twist the cheesecloth around the peat moss ball, tying it with twine. Pour water into the first jug until it´s one-third full, then lower the ball into the jug, seed end up. The ball should peek over the hairline.
In a sunny spot, place the head on top of an overturned margarine tub neck. Generously spray the top of the head with water and repeat twice a day until the grass sprouts (7 to 14 days). After that, add water to the jug as needed to keep the peat moss moist.