Fun Painted Terra Cotta Pot
If you know me, you know that I do not have a green thumb. I would love to grow a garden one day soon so I have been planting things here and there to see if I can keep it alive. I’ve been successful so far, woop woop! Today we decided to paint silly terra cotta pots for a few plants that I found on clearance at Walmart. If there is a mess involved my kids are there.
Teacher Appreciation Day is this week and I was going to get flowers, candy or something like that but I thought this project would be fun for Wyatt to give to his teachers. It’s always nice when the kids get to help make gifts instead of just buying something.
For this project you will need:
- A plant
- Terra cotta Pot
- Paint (I used Acrylic paint)
- Paint brushes
- Rubber band or tape ( you can also free hand paint the bottom color)
- Stencil for the mouth ( or freehand)
- Pencil eraser for the eyes
- Extra top Soil
I started by painting the pot all white, you can leave it this way or add other designs. I used a rubber band to help paint a straight line around.
Then I pained the bottom of each one a different color. I made a mouth out of a piece of paper and traced it on the pot.
Next I used paint to fill it in. After that I dipped the pencil eraser in the black paint to make the eyes.
We let everything dry and then dressed them up with a little bit of hair. The kids loved this part!
How fun is this! Enjoy!