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Make your own “Chia” Head

This is one of my ALL TIME favorite projects! It’s super easy and fun for all ages. Are you a teacher? Make them in class! Are you an RA? Make them for a program!



– soil
– grass seed
– nylon
– hot glue gun
– googly eyes
– fabric or puff paint

Let’s get started!

1) If your nylon is part of a tights set, cut off one leg to use. If it’s a knee high, just grab one. You don’t have to worry about it being too long right now because you can bunch up the excess to get to the toe of it.


2) Sprinkle some grass seeds in bottom.  I used about a tablespoon.


3) Fill it with dirt. I found that sticking the toe inside a beer glass and puling the excess around the glass helped hold it open while I poured in the dirt. Doing the project with a friend is also helpful, because they an hold it open for you. Find what works best for you!


4) Shape it! Do you want a cone head or something close to a tennis ball?


5) Pull the nylon as tight as you can around the dirt and tie off the end.



And snip the extra. This part will be on the bottom of the head, and once it’s resting in a bowl you won’t be able to see it.



6) Use hot glue to attach the eyes. Hot glue is ideal because it doesn’t take long to dry and it water resistant.


7) Use your puff paint to give it a mouth.


8) After the mouth has dried, soak the head in water for a few minutes. It might try to float to the top, so hold it under.


9) Place your new friend in a sunny area and keep the soil moist.


It took about a week and a half for mine to sprout, but now his hair is growing like a weed!

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These are so fun because they are so easy to personalize. Give it different sized eyes, freckles, a crazy mouth, a beard; the creative possibilities are nearly endless!

I hope this was easy to follow. If you have any questions, feel free to message me! And if you decide to make some of your own, please share them with me!


Work shenans

Let’s face it; work can be a total drag. Doing the same thing, with the same people, every day, most days of the week. In school there was always a lot of emphasis on getting a good job with benefits and a stable pay check and maybe a little job security. But no one tells you how boring and tiring adult life can really be.

I spend my free time at work trying to find ways to brighten my own day. Selfish, I know. But usually in my quest to make myself smile or laugh, I can get a few other people smiling and laughing too. Those days are the BEST days.

1) Eraser dudes.


One day, I found a giant box of erasers at work in a mostly-neglected drawer. I waited a few months to make sure we weren’t actually using them for anything,  then I started crafting little people with them in between helping customers. After I make a bunch, I hide them around my office.


Sometimes they disappear or get pushed behind something or ‘jump’ into the trash…


Whatever. I think they’re hilarious.

2) Googly eyes.

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You have to have to HAVE TO get the self-stick ones. I got a big bag of individual eyes, with 2 sizes, and carry them around in a little pouch with me.

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I put them on staplers, plants, posters, magnets.

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I even started making monsters! I like to encourage customers to do it, too, and give them some eyes to start with.

3) Write with the opposite hand.

I’m right handed. It’s challenging for me to write with my left hand. So if I write with my left hand at work, work becomes challenging but also much more interesting! It can be awkward when naturally left-handed people notice and say things like, “Hey! I’m a lefty too!” And without thinking I say, “Oh, I’m not.” Because then I have to explain why I’m writing with my left hand. My explanation sounds something like this: “I’m just practicing with my left hand in case something happens to my right hand and I can’t use it for a while, or anymore. That way I’ll be ready and not have to worry about learning to use my left hand while dealing with the loss of my right all at the same time. You know?”  That’s usually followed by an open mouth or blank stare.

4) Ant signs.

This is a new one. I shared yesterday in my “Recent projects” post that I made some little sings for the ants at work. Hey, guess what?! I got to use some signs this week!

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Yes, this is the floor in our break room / kitchen. These little buggers get everywhere. I can hardly wait to use more signs and take more pictures! (Mixed feeling on that, for real though.)

5) Change clothes.

Sometimes I have extra clothes in my car. And when I’m  on a break, I’ll change something. My sweatshirt. My boots. My jeans. Over the course of the day I will either change several articles of clothing, or switch back and forth between two pairs of shoes or two shirts. Just to see if anyone notices. I’m not sure if it’s more fun when they notice or when they don’t, but they usually don’t.

Please share anything you do at work to make things more fun! And if you try any of these, let me know how they pan out!

Hello, I’m Kerry! Maker. Sewist. Fan of all things bright.

September 2019
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