Crafting with Kids: Lucky Flower Pots

The stores are beginning to fill with bright, springy décor; and with winter (hopefully) on its way out, March signals the very beginning of our shift into warmer months. In anticipation of sunshine, here is a simple St. Patrick’s Day-inspired project you can use to bring a little bit of early spring indoors.

Once you’ve finished customizing your flower pots, let your children continue getting their hands dirty – by helping you pot your first plants of the year!

Paint lucky pots


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What you need:


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  • Small, plain terra cotta pots
  • Green and gold craft paints
  • Green buttons
  • Gold plastic coins
  • Paint brush
  • Tacky craft glue (such as Aleene’s brand)

Tip: Find individual craft-friendly packs of solid-colored buttons and plastic coins at area craft stores such as JoAnn Fabric and Crafts, Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

Glue


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Instructions:

  • Let your child paint each pot with either green or gold paint. (Tip: Turn the pots upside down for more stability as your child paints, and help them turn it around to cover all sides.)
  • Let the pots dry completely (this will probably not take long, since terra cotta pots tend to soak up paint quickly).
  • Apply tacky craft glue around the top rim of the pot and let your child adhere either green buttons or gold plastic coins. Let dry overnight.
Looking for some more March crafts to do with your kids? Check out this awesome Shamrock Fairy Wand – it’s great to make and wave at the Huntsville St. Patrick’s Day Parade! We also have more great craft ideas on our Crafting with Kids Pinterest board.