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Make your own chia pet!

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

Grow your own cute chia craft

Everyone remembers those ceramic chia pet kits that were once so popular. How fun would it be to help kids make and grow their own chia pet that they can decorate themselves?!

Grow your own cute chia craft

Check out these easy instructions to make a chia pet of your own! This gardening craft is a great way to teach your kids about science too!

What you'll need:

Grow your own cute chia craft

  • potting soil
  • terra cotta pot
  • chia seeds or grass seeds
  • black knee-high nylons
  • rocks
  • scissors
  • craft foam
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • spray bottle

What you'll do:

1

Put 1-2 tablespoons of seeds into a small dish. Cover the seeds with water and soak them overnight. This will help spread the seeds so they will grow more quickly.

Grow your own cute chia craft

2

Stretch the nylon over the opening at the top of the terra cotta pot.

Grow your own cute chia craft

3

Sprinkle a thin layer of potting soil over the nylon.

Grow your own cute chia craft

4

Spread the seeds in a thin layer over the top of the soil.

Grow your own cute chia craft

5

Add more potting soil on top of the seeds. Add enough soil so that it forms a ball that is slightly larger than the opening of the pot.

Grow your own cute chia craft

6

Lift the nylon from the pot.

Grow your own cute chia craft

7

Tie a knot in the nylon to keep the soil inside.

Grow your own cute chia craft

8

Press the soil into a round shape with your hands.

Grow your own cute chia craft

9

Pile a few rocks inside the pot to help support the soil. Place the ball of soil on top of the rocks.

Grow your own cute chia craft

10

Glue two googly eyes to the nylon and cut a mouth and any other embellishments out of the craft foam and glue them to the chia pet. Set the chia pet in a sunny window.

Grow your own cute chia craft


11

Keep the soil moist with a spray bottle, and watch your chia pet grow!

Grow your own cute chia craft

Image credit: Amy Vowles

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