Do you remember growing and cutting the “hair” on your chia pet as a child? It seems that chia pets are making a come back, and my children often point them out in the stores. Since I don’t have a great track record keeping plants alive at our house, I wasn’t willing to spend money on chia pets.
When my husband found a leftover bag of grass seed in our garage, I decided to try making our own chia pet inspired Halloween Grass Heads. We had the best time with this fun Halloween craft project. Not only did we get to enjoy designing the Halloween faces on our pots, but then the kids got to plant and care for their grass until it was long enough to cut and tie into fun styles!
We planned to make a Pumpkin and a Ghost Grass Head, but when we found an extra pot, the kids decided to also add a Frankenstein Grass Head to their collection.
- 4.5 inch pots
- orange, white, and black paint
- potting soil
- grass seed
After the paint dries enough to handle the pot, use black to add ghost and pumpkin face details. My daughter decided that the pumpkin would look like it was lit by a candle and chose to use yellow paint instead of the black I planned.
Once the grass grows several inches tall have fun styling the ‘hair.’ Cut it with scissors and use embroidery floss to tie pony tails in the grass hair.
Bonus Frankenstein Grass Heads Painting Directions:
I hope your family enjoys making and styling these awesome Halloween Grass Heads as much as my family did!