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Kids Chia Pet DIY

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So I was on Pinterest and I found this amazing Kids Chia Pet DIY project!

So this is a pretty easy do it yourself project that you can do with your children in an afternoon.

What you will need:

Scissors

2 liter cola bottles, one for every child you are making  a Kids Chia Pet for.

For each bottle you will need two googly eyes.

Now you need dirt enriched with fertilizer.

Finally buy some Chia Seeds.

How to make your Kids Chia Pet:

If the kids are old enough and you have safety scissors, you can let them cut their own bottles.

If you do not trust the kids you may want to cut all the bottles yourself before you start.

Now that you have your cut up cola bottles you will need to make them special.

Give two googly eyes to each kid. Using a hot glue gun, glue the eyes and the bottle cap onto the bottle, make sure they form a face!

Now you can add a mouth if you like, using a permanent marker, or some pipe cleaner!

Be sure to let the glue dry! We do not want anyone getting burnt!

Once you are sure all the glue is hardened we need to fill each bottle with our dirt.

For now fill them 3/4 of the way with dirt.

Here we will put the seeds in the soil. Place the Chia Seeds on top of the dirt!

Now put enough dirt on top of the seeds to cover them, but do not smother them!

Simply water the seeds regularly. Follow the instructions for best growth on the Chia Seeds package.

Notes:

You can use different sized bottles.

If you really want it to be cool, you can only cut the top of the cola bottle off. Fill the bottle with dirt.

Now for the cool part, use a pen to poke holes in the side of the dirt filled bottle, I’d say anywhere from half way up the bottle to the top, I would not go any lower than that.

So now we have a bottle, filled with dirt, and holes in the sides.

Well now we put Chia Seeds into those holes! Water from the top, put Chia Seeds on the top as well.

While starting this, make sure to keep the bottles on some sort of container, water can and most likely will leak out the sides!

This makes a huge mess, and really, we do not want this.

If I was a teacher, I would use this as a quick science lesson, the lesson can be quick to set up but allow for long term learning.

Well now we are done and you have so many Kids Chia Pets. All you have to do now is find a great place to put them!

Have fun!

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10 thoughts on “Kids Chia Pet DIY

  1. Pamela Crenwelge says:

    I can’t wait to try this with my PPCD kiddos when we study plants after Easter!!

  2. delphine says:

    cool

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  4. gaelle says:

    facile a faire et pas cher

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