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April 23, 2014

DIY Chia Pets

With graduating and my 22nd birthday passing, I'll admit I have been feeling a little old and lots of nostalgia.  Especially because the other day I learned that Mean Girls is 10 years old!!!! Sorry, what?  Anyway, yesterday was Earth Day and my roommate and I decided to make some chia pets.  All you need is:

  • 1-2 tbs chia seeds (soaked overnight)
  • potting soil
  • pots
  • old tights (nylons)
  • decorations (googly eyes, glue, paint, etc.)
  • elastics (to make ears if you wish)

After your chia seeds have soaked overnight (or all day), cut you nylon off at the foot to create a tube with one closed end (the foot) and stretch your nylon over the pot.

 Place a little bit of the potting soil in the toe of the foot (this will be the pet's top of the head) and then put in a generous amount of chia seeds.  We put in a lot because we want them as hairy grassy as possible.  Then put as much potting soil in to make the chia pet as big as you would like.  To finish, tie a knot in the nylon, flip it over and put it right side up in the pot.

 You can stick some rocks in the pot so the chia pet pops out further if he isn't very big.  Next draw some facial features on your chia pets and leave them in a window that gets a good amount of sun, water them and hope they grow!

Head over to my Instagram (@rmahxo) to see updates on if these little guys actually grow!

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