In need of a fun and easy project to do with your kids for Mother’s Day? Try this painted clay pot planter that’s a snap to make two different ways. Surprise mom with one or both and give her keepsake that lasts.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner! The most precious gifts I receive are those made by my children. I’m especially fond of those featuring their hands, feet, etc. because they capture their size in the moment, and it’s so much fun to compare them from year to year! They grow so fast, and are only little for such a short period of time, that I treasure each and every thing they make.
P.S. I have a feeling that grandmother’s might be partial to these gift ideas too.
One Craft, Two Ways
What You’ll Need for Option 1:
Small clay pots – this links to a quantity of 10, but it available in various sizes and quantities
Acrylic paint in assorted colors
Filler (beads, beans, candy, etc)
For option number one, start by letting your child paint the clay pot with the acrylic paint. This can be done with fingers, brushes, or sponges depending upon your little Picaso’s age and ability. Once painted, let your clay pot dry completely.
Use your child’s hand to trace the handprints.
If your child is old enough to use safety scissors on their own, they can cut out their handprints (supervised, of course!), or you can cut them out for them.
Staple the hand prints to the straws.
Your child can draw on, write on, decorate or customize the hand print “flowers.”
Once your pot is completely dry, fill the inside with whatever filler you’ve chosen (we used beans).
*Note: Be sure to keep small items that could be a choking hazard away from small children!
Arrange your hand print flowers into the filler by cutting the straws to varying lengths.
Sit back and enjoy your work of art!
Ready to see how you can make this another way?!
What You’ll Need for Option 2:
Small flower – We used real flowers, from the garden center, but artificial flowers would work too!
For option number two, paint your small clay pot with the acrylic paint and let dry completely.
Once the pot is dry, fill with potting soil and small flower. Don’t forget to water your plant!
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