- Age Guideline: 2 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Clay Flower Pot
- Paints (follow color suggestions below)
- Clear Glaze
- Miscellaneous Items to Decorate
- Wax Paper
Put a bit of each of the paints onto the wax paper.
Dip sea sponge into blue mixed with a little white and sponge this onto the top area of the pot to make the sky.
Dip sea sponge into the purple to make mountains and sponge the middle areas to look like mountains then, into the white to put the snow caps on the mountains.
Dip sea sponge into the green to make trees and grass and sponge this onto the bottom area of the container.
With a toothpick put dots for flowers in the green grass area to look like an alpine meadow with all the flowers in bloom.
Let dry completely or use hairdryer to dry it. Then, spray with clear glaze.
Let dry overnight or dry with hairdryer.
Next add small stones into the bottom of the pot to cover the hole in the pot. Add soil and next add a plant and you have a great gift for any occasion.
If it's for St Patrick's Day, make a card. Fold a 4 X 4 inch piece of green paper in half. Using the fold area for the stem, cut out a four leaf clover and then open it up and write a note in there.
For Mother's Day, add a half of styro ball in the center of the pot with a little moss on top. Add plastic flowers and on floral picks add a pair of earrings, just for her.
For Fathers' Day, add some floral picks with things Dad likes, fishing flies, wrapped candies, etc.
For Christmas, I put the styro ball with moss in the pot, add little figurines, a small tree and a red ribbon bow on a floral pick.
These are very versatile little pots and can be used for anything. The kids can have fun decorating the pots with their favorite designs then, they can fill it anyway they want to for special occasions. They're a lot of fun to make and endless ideas for uses.
- See a larger photo of this craft completed by Daniel
- See a photo of a yellow version of this craft completed by Di345
- See a photo of a ladybug version of this craft completed by Di345