I had my granddaughters for the weekend and they love to make garden projects. So I found some cute ideas and let the girls (who are both under 12) try their talent and hand at these projects:
The girls painted faces on clay pots after I spray painted them with a skin tone exterior spray paint to seal them. They drew the face features on their pot with a pencil first and them used exterior paint to actually paint the faces. We used small pointed brushes for the small details. They decorated them with dots around the rim and painted the clay sauces to go with them. Afterwards, they pick out the plant that they each wanted to use as "hair" for their face pots. I then sealed the inside of the pot and the outside with a clear glossy spray sealant. They turned out really cute! The glasses were cheap Dollar Tree Store glasses. We attached the glasses to the pots using a thin strip of velcro to the glasses arms and the sides of the pot. Add the plant after you completely finished the face pots! NOTE: The face pots do not have to be people faces. They can be animal faces or their favorite characters like Minions, Pokemon, etc. Let your child come up with their own ideas in advance! They will turn out cuter than you expect!
The other project also came from Dollar Tree. They are the yellow plastic margarita drink glasses. The girls added pebbles, potting mix, then two plants (Earth Star Bromeliads and Haworthia plants), cut out craft moss to cover potting mix around the plants, added more pebbles to outline the pond, added blue sand (also Dollar Tree purchase), and miniature animals (which are actually children's buttons from a fabric store which I attached a metal wire to the back of button, to stick down into the potting soil to hold the animal in place), and a drink paper parasol to top it all off. They turned out very cute! And the girls also made tie-dye shirts which you can see in the background. Kept them busy all weekend and they had a lot of fun! So if you are looking for ideas on what to do with the grandkids or your own children during the summer, holiday, or a weekend, this might give you an idea or two. The best part is to just have fun!
This is my face pot. I chose to use the funny reading glasses instead of sunglasses for mine. We each chose a different kind of plant for the hair:
Set them outside on a patio table as living decor! Let the children care for them while everyone enjoys them!
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