Gardening With Kids: Make Pretty Painted Flower Pots!
Use craft paint and glitter to 'tie-dye' flower pots.
- Flower pots (of course!)
- Washable craft paint and glitter or glitter glue
- Paint brushes or old tooth brushes
- Paper towels or an old rag
- Potting soil
- Seeds or flowers
- Paint your flower pot a solid color.
- Before the paint dries take a paper towel or old rag and dip it in a different color paint and smudge it onto the pot to create a sponge-like effect.
- Repeat with other colors until you've reached your desired look.
- Let the paint dry (and wash your kid's hands!).
- Add potting soil and plant your flowers.
- Painting flower pots is a fun way to get kids interested in gardening. Once they decorate a flower pot of their own, they'll be excited to plant a flower and watch it grow.
Don't feel that you and your kid need to follow our directions. Let your kid express themselves with glitter glue or even stickers.
It's a great rainy day activity—and the flower pots can make a great gift for grandma or a favorite teacher. You might find that you like the decorated flower pots so much that you want to keep them for your home. One thing's for sure: these "tie dye" decorated flower pots will make your home and garden look really groovy!