As we approach the spooky season, I’ve got a quick and easy craft idea to share with you this week. It literally takes a few minutes to make. However, you do have to wait a few days for the Halloween seed skull to sprout. So be sure to make one in advance if you’re planning on using it in your Halloween décor.

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But it’s sooooo worth it, don’t you think?

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It’s a little weird and totally freaks my hubby out 😀

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He’s okay with the skull, but the seeds make him go ewwwwwww.

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I love it, though. It’s the perfect combination of chic and creepy.

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Okay, before I show you how to make a Halloween Seed Skull, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. And don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll never miss a post!

What you need

For this Halloween craft idea, you’ll need a rough or textured skull. As weird as it may sound, the best place to find one is at a pet shop 😀 Or look for aquarium skulls online. They’re inexpensive and usually have a rougher texture which helps to keep the seeds in place. I’ve added a few affiliate links at the bottom of the post that will get you going. You’ll also need:

  • A small, shallow dish
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Large, clear, plastic, or glass bowl or a mini hothouse (link to hothouse)
  • Organic, edible sprouting seeds

I used organic chia seeds on my skull. If you can’t find chia seeds, you can experiment with cress, white mustard seeds, alfalfa, or any other small seeds that will sprout on damp cotton wool. I haven’t tried them, so can’t guarantee the results.

What you need to make the growing Halloween seed skull

How to make a Halloween seed skull

Fill a shallow container with water.

Fill a shallow container with some water

Pour a handful of chia seeds into the container and leave to soak for a few minutes.

Pour the organic chia seeds in the water to soak

The chia seeds are ready once they form a gooey, glutenous mass.

Leave the seeds to soak in water for a few minutes until they become gooey

Use your fingers or a spoon to cover the top of the skull with the soaked seeds. Spread the seeds evenly in a single layer.

Use a spoon or your fingers to spread the chia seeds on the skull head

There should be enough space between the seeds so they don’t overcrowd each other while growing.

Spread the chia seeds evenly over the skull

Make sure you cover all the areas where you want the chia seeds to grow.

Cover all the areas on the skulls where you want the seeds to grow

Cover the seed skull with a large clear bowl or pop it in a mini hothouse.

Place the seed skull in a warm sunny spot while the seeds sprout

Place the skull in a sunny spot and spray the skull daily with fresh water.

Place the seed skull in a warm sunny spot while the seeds sprout

If the weather is really warm, you may need to give the seeds an extra spritz. Make sure to spray the entire skull and that there’s no pooling water. Keep the Halloween seed skull covered while the seeds sprout. This is what mine looked like after 4 days.

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The seeds are ready to harvest when they are about 3 – 4 cm long (about a week). Or, if you’ll be using them as part of your Halloween décor, you can put the seed skull under a pretty cloche and just watch them grow tall and strong 😀

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Can you eat the chia seed sprouts?

Yes, you can. Serve the seeds fresh on a salad, or allow the seeds to air dry and sprinkle them over your favorite spooky foods. Chia seeds add a tangy taste to soups, salads, dips, and sandwiches.

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And according to dieticians, sprouts are easier to digest and higher in calcium, protein, fiber, and antioxidants. I don’t cook, so I put my Halloween seed skull on display for everyone to see 😀

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Can we just take a minute to admire that really perfectly preserved little bird skull at the bottom of the pic? My son found it in an abandoned nest many years ago.

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I wouldn’t grow seeds on that one or any real skull, but an aquarium skull is a different story.

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And these chia seeds must have been supercharged. They’re even growing inside the skull 😀

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Sooooo… what do you think? Is the chia seed skull creepy enough to add to your Halloween décor? Let me know in the comments. I love to hear your thoughts.

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Would you sprout seeds on a skull for Halloween?

Looking for a unique DIY idea this spooky season? This chic and creepy Halloween seed skull only takes a few minutes to put together and it's budget-friendly too. #ACraftyMix #Halloween

If you like the idea of growing your own Halloween Seed Skull, don’t forget to pin it for later.

Looking for a unique DIY idea this spooky season? This chic and creepy Halloween seed skull only takes a few minutes to put together and it's budget-friendly too. #ACraftyMix #Halloween

What creepy decor do you have planned for Halloween? I’d love to hear about it, so stop for a spell and leave a comment. And if you’re looking for more quick and creepy Halloween crafts, then you’ll love these ideas:

Oh, and for your convenience, I’ve added some affiliate links below in case you want to make something similar. Disclosure: If you click on them, we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry, it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us come up with more crafty ideas to share with you 

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And if you prefer to buy rather than DIY, then maybe these beauties will appeal.

Skull Planter Resin Skull Shaped Flower Pot,Modern Resin Skull Shaped Succulent Planter Pots Set of 3 for Home Office Desk Decorations (White)
Halloween Skull Candy Dish Trick or Treat Bowl & Plant Planter Pot 6' Deep Polyresin Skulls Pot for Succulents, Indoor Plants & Flowers - Bowl & Serving Bowl, Modern, Skeleton Home Decor, Décor White
Darware Skull Mini Planter Vases (3-Pack); Scary Home, Party and Halloween Decor for Succulents and Air Plants

And as always, wishing you a wonderful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you for popping in for a visit.

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