Painted Flower Pots – A Great Craft for Kids and A Thoughtful Gift Idea!

Painted flower pots with flowers - MinnesotaFromScratch.wordpress.com

Last month I bought some terracotta flowerpots from our local hardware store in anticipation of Mother’s Day.  Over the last 6 weeks, I have let my daughter slowly work her magic on these pots that we will be giving as gifts for Mother’s Day.  She had a good time painting and I had fun helping.

Supplies:

  • Terracotta pots
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes or foam brushes
  • Foam stamps (optional)
  • Glitter Glue (optional)
  • A sealant for pots that are intended for the outdoors, such as Mod Podge – outside

Painted Flower Pots - MinnesotaFromScratch.wordpress.com

On sunny days, we took this craft outside and that made it even more enjoyable.

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I found some insect and flower stamps at the $1 store, as well as glitter glue.  I find that the foam brushes work best for covering the pot evenly with paint. The acrylic paint dries pretty quickly and then you can go back for a second or third coat.

We bought the flowers from a nearby flower shop and planted them. She is very excited to pass them out over the weekend!

Happy Mother’s day!
Take care, Stephanie

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. carol L
    May 13, 2013 @ 01:45:06

    This is such a great project with the kids. Love your pics. Will have to do this with the grandkids. Thanks for sharing.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Reply

  2. Allison
    May 13, 2013 @ 07:05:45

    So cute…..thank you

    Reply

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