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Homemade Chia Pets from The MayFly

Posted by  ·  June 22, 2010  ·  Last Updated: May 23, 2016

The amazing Alica from The Mayfly has an awesome idea to make a homemade chia pet!  Too fun!

Alica writes…

How to make a Chia Pet

sing it with me...

Find an old nylon stocking.

Drop a scoop of grass seed in the toe.

Stuff a handful of mulch in next.

Tie it off tightly in a knot, so it can’t shift around in there.

Paint on a face. Or draw one on with a Sharpie.

After the face is dry, place the chia pet (knot side down) in a little saucer of water.

Keep him wet and in the sunlight and the grass seed will sprout up through the stocking.

I apologize for not taking an after photo- part of what makes these guys so funny is the hair is very unpredictable. It can come in in some crazy patterns.

Have fun!

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  1. Friday, April 8th, 2011
    Oh my gosh! That is amazingly creative. You would probably do really good on a contest I recently found. Below is more information about it.

    You can go to chiaart.com to learn more. If you decide to register, you can register via chiaart.com or go to chachia.me/trumpet/ which will automatically put in my announcer ID. If you register via chiaart.com then please put my code as the announcer code. 21CHA is my code. Thank you!

    It cost $5 or $7.50 and you can win $1,000.
  2. Becca
    Sunday, November 14th, 2010
    How long will it take for the grass seed to grow?
  3. Peg
    Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
    What do you use for mulch?
  4. Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
    I've so had intentions to make these for some time - I need to...
  5. Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
    Thank you so much for this great tutorial. I love it and can not wait to try it with the kids.
  6. gemgirl
    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
    I have always wanted to try one of these. Thanks for showing my how and now I can make one of my own. I can imagine how the hair grows.