Remember Chia Pets? I never had one of my own, but I remember how cool they looked in commercials during Saturday morning cartoons. It seems that they are making a comeback, and my kids started asking for their own Chia Pets recently. I thought surely we could make something similar that would be more fun and much cheaper too.
My kids loved making their own version of the Chia Pets. We call them Grass Head Pots. What fun it was to style each pots clothing, facial features, and later their grass hair!
This is a great craft for using leftover grass seed after seeding your yard this spring!
- Small Terra-Cotta Pot
- Medium Terra-Cotta Pot
- Acrylic Pant
- Waterproof Sealant Spray
- Potting Soil
- Grass Seed
Choose your terra-cotta pots. At most home improvement stores the smallest pot is about the size of the body on the pot people pictures in this post. Those pots work just as well for these creations, your finished product will just be bigger than those pictured here. We wanted small, window ledge size creations, so I shopped at a craft store (AC Moore) which sells mini terra-cotta pots in addition to the larger sizes.
Once the pots are completely dry, spray them with a waterproof sealant. Don’t skip this step…I forgot to spray all of our pots and the paint later bubbled up.