Lifestyle & Parenting

Victoria Day Kids’ Craft: Flower Pot Painting

May 20, 2024

An indoor craft project for kids over the May long weekend can be a fun and engaging activity. Here’s a versatile and easy-to-do craft: DIY Spring Flower Pots. This activity allows kids to be creative and can also serve as a lovely gift or decoration.

Materials Needed:

  • Small terracotta pots (one per child)
  • Acrylic paints and paintbrushes
  • Craft foam or felt sheets in various colors
  • Glue (craft glue or hot glue gun with adult supervision)
  • Scissors
  • Markers or paint pens
  • Soil and seeds or small plants (optional, if you want to plant something)
  • Protective table cover (like newspaper or a plastic tablecloth)
  • Aprons or old shirts to protect clothing


  1. Prepare the Work Area:
    • Cover the table with newspaper or a plastic tablecloth to protect it from paint.
    • Make sure the kids are wearing aprons or old shirts to protect their clothing.
  2. Paint the Pots:
    • Let the kids paint their terracotta pots with acrylic paints. They can use solid colors, stripes, polka dots, or any design they like.
    • Encourage them to be creative and use different colors and patterns.
    • Allow the paint to dry completely. This might take about 15-30 minutes depending on the thickness of the paint.
  3. Decorate with Foam or Felt:
    • While the paint is drying, kids can cut out shapes from craft foam or felt. Flowers, leaves, butterflies, and other spring-themed shapes work well.
    • Once the paint on the pots is dry, glue the foam or felt shapes onto the pots. They can create 3D flower petals, butterflies, or any design they like.
  4. Add Details:
    • Use markers or paint pens to add smaller details like dots, lines, or names to the pots. This adds a personal touch to their creations.
  5. Planting (Optional):
    • If you’d like to turn this craft into a planting activity, you can provide soil and seeds or small plants.
    • Let the kids fill their pots with soil and plant seeds or small plants. This can be a great way to teach them about gardening and responsibility.
  6. Show Off the Crafts:
    • Once the pots are decorated and planted (if you chose to do so), place them in a sunny spot indoors.
    • Encourage the kids to water their plants and watch them grow over the coming weeks.

Additional Ideas:

  • Themed Pots: Choose a specific theme like animals, space, or under the sea and have the kids decorate their pots accordingly.
  • Gift Pots: These decorated pots can make wonderful gifts for family members. Have the kids create a pot for a parent, grandparent, or friend.
  • Story Time: After the craft, gather the kids for a spring-themed story time to complement the activity.

This craft is not only fun but also educational, as it encourages creativity, fine motor skills, and an interest in gardening. Enjoy your crafting session and have a fantastic May long weekend!


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