Thursday, April 29, 2010

Kids Crafts Thursday - Pot Painting

This week's craft is very easy and doesn't really require much direction. It is a 2-part craft, however. Here is what you will need for Part 1:
-Terracotta plant pots
-Outdoor paint (I bought 'Patio Paint' at Michael's)
-Paint brushes
*Newspaper and smocks are a MUST for this project...this is not washable paint! I did find that it came off the skin fairly easily. It was a little tougher to get it off the table.

1. Cover your table with newspaper and cover your kids with smocks. Give them some paint and paint brushes and let them go to town!

My kids felt the need to paint the inside of the pot as well. Ryleigh told me she was making it nice and pretty for the plants that she was going to plant in it.

When finished, let your pots dry completely and then you can complete Part 2. We did Part 2 on a different day for a couple reasons: 1. It was raining on the day we did the painting and I didn't want to plant seeds in the house (the paint made enough of a mess as it is!!) and 2. I wanted to give the paint plenty of time to dry. The directions on the paint I have say not to expose it to water for 72 hours. We didn't wait QUITE that long...we waited about 48 hours. Here's to hoping it works out! :)

For Part 2 you will need:
-Potting soil
-Flower seeds
-Garden Shovel
1. Fill your beautiful pots with potting soil, plant your seeds, water, and wait for them to grow!

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