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.

Fun Terra Cotta Pot

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.

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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.

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Next I used paint to fill it in. After that I dipped the pencil eraser in the black paint to make the eyes.

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We let everything dry and then dressed them up with a little bit of hair. The kids loved this part!

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How fun is this! Enjoy!

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Comments

  • Joyce
    May 1, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    Love the idea . I will need to make a couple

    • Ashley Brown
      May 2, 2016 at 4:11 PM

      Thank you. They are fun.

  • Marianne
    May 3, 2016 at 7:16 AM

    Oh they look so great! Unfortunately my son is too young to do this. Maybe I’ll just make them myself haha.

    • Ashley Brown
      May 3, 2016 at 9:32 PM

      I would, haha. I start off making projects with my kids all the time and I end up doing it myself. They find something else to do. 😉

  • Heather H
    May 4, 2016 at 11:33 AM

    Cute! My kids enjoy tending potted plants – this would be a fun activity for them. Thanks for sharing your creative idea with #EverythingKids!

  • Lisa
    May 5, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    So cute! My kids would absolutely love that! They always want to paint.

    • Ashley Brown
      May 8, 2016 at 10:43 AM

      So do my children. They love doing crafts.

  • Nell Coyle
    May 8, 2016 at 1:04 AM

    What is the rubber band for?

    • Ashley Brown
      May 8, 2016 at 10:45 AM

      I’m sorry, I guess I forgot to explain that part. I used it to help paint a straight line for the bottom color. It is a little easier to use than tape, you can also freehand paint it if you would like.

  • samantha franklin
    May 19, 2016 at 4:40 AM

    I like the rubber band trick Ashley – V.Clever! 🙂

    • Ashley Brown
      May 22, 2016 at 10:05 PM

      Thank you. 🙂

  • Stella
    August 2, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    I did this one year using outdoor paint; my pots were white, orange and yellow and looked great with mums in them for fall/Halloween. They looked like candy corn.

    • Ashley Brown
      August 3, 2016 at 12:04 AM

      That is a very good idea Stella.

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