Garden Activities for Kids


Fancy Painted Flowerpot
The painted flowerpot is a great gift kids can make.
The painted flowerpot is a great gift kids can make.
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Help your kids design a fancy painted flowerpot as a garden activity. They'll be able show off their art and a beautiful plant or floral arrangement. And this makes a great gift!

What You'll Need:

  • Clay flowerpot
  • Dish detergent
  • Newspaper
  • Pencil
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrush

Step 1: Wash the flowerpot, even if it is new, with dish detergent. Rinse it thoroughly, and place it in the sun to dry.

Step 2: Cover your work surface with newspaper.

Step 3: Sketch a pattern or picture on the flowerpot. You can draw an apple pattern, a picture of your family, or an abstract design.

Step 4: Paint the design with acrylic paints. Let the paint dry.

Step 5: Once the paint is dry, put a plant in the flowerpot.

Go to the next page to see how you can brighten a flowerpot with a rainbow of colors.

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