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. 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 to learn more. If you decide to register, you can register via or go to which will automatically put in my announcer ID. If you register via 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. Thank you so much for this great tutorial. I love it and can not wait to try it with the kids.

  3. 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.

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