DIY Clay Flower Pot Crafts that can be used as gift holders or decor at any time of year. You can put them in your garden or use them for home decor.
Terra Cotta flower pots, also known as planters, are found in different sizes at the home improvement store, but they aren’t just for your garden. In recent years, they’ve become a fun, inexpensive craft/building supply.
I’ve seen flower pot sculptures, wreaths, and birdbaths, but you don’t need a lot to transform these pots. Some acrylic paint and a few inexpensive craft supplies are all you’ll need to create something fun and colorful. The following crafts are also easy enough for your kids to make – or help out!
Holidays take on a different meaning when kids enter the picture. New Year’s Eve is definitely one that changed when G and his brothers came along. Gone are the days when Mr Boots and I would head to a bar or a friend’s house to drink and toast the New Year.
Ringing in the New Year with kids has meant that I’ve spent several New Year’s Eve nights watching the ball drop on TV by myself because everyone else is asleep — and a few watching the back of my eyelids myself.
Last year, we let G and L stay up until midnight and watch the ball drop in Times Square for the first time. Being 6 and 4, I felt like they could at least try, especially since we didn’t have anything to do the next day. I laid out food to snack on through the night. We watched a movie and then flipped between a few of the New Year’s Eve specials.
It was nice, but the boys complained about being bored several times.
G and L have already begun asking me if they can stay up until midnight again this year. I’m all for it, but I’ve been thinking about adding a special activity or two to help make the time leading to the ball drop a little more fun. I’d like to give a huge thanks to my fellow Kid Blogger Network mamas for these ideas:
It might be the second week of fall, but I’m still seeing our famous Watermelon Man selling late-season watermelons out the back of his truck. For those of you who are trying to hold onto summer (which, let’s face it, here in Virginia it’s pretty easy with temps still in the 90s), here are some neat watermelon activities to do with your kids!
Watermelon Cutout Shapes
Watermelon Popsicle Stick Craft
Paper Watermelon Template
Painted Watermelon Rocks
Paper Plate Watermelon
Looking for more crafts and activities to do with kids? Check out my Kiddie Crafts Pinterest board!
As I get older, I think fall is becoming my favorite season. I love how bright the leaves turn and how the trees look against the bright blue sky while I’m out driving. The cooler weather means more outdoor time as well. It’s my favorite time of the year to go on walks and runs.
And drinking a cup of coffee doesn’t make me sweat!
Today I’ve rounded up some leaf crafts and activities your kids can do using craft supplies you have at home and the things your kids probably pick up while they’re playing outside!
Leaf Crafts Your Kids Will Love
Make your own fall decorations using clay and a leaf cookie cutter. I love how these clay fall leaves by Rhythms of Play turned out.
You’d be amazed at what allergens can be found in craft supplies. Gift of Curiosity shows you how to create a cool piece of shadow art using Kwick Stix, which are tempera paint markers that egg, nut, and gluten-free!
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds shows you how to make fall leaf suncatchers. It’s a great project for toddlers to work on their fine motor skills and they’d make a great decoration for your home or classroom!
If your kids are like mine, they love collecting the things they find in nature while we are on our walks. This fall wreath craft by Mommy’s Bundle is a great way for your kids to use the colorful leaves and acorns they find!
Father’s Day is right around the corner, but with a new baby, heading off to the store to pick out the perfect Father’s Day cards from me and the boys just isn’t going to happen. We have a bunch of craft supplies though, so we’ll be doing what I did for my own dad growing up: creating our own Father’s Day cards for Mr Boots!
Hug Monster Card
The boys and I created these Hug Monster cards a couple of years ago. They loved making the chains and drawing faces on their monsters.
Ninja Father’s Day Card
Got a dad with ninja skills? Show how much you love and appreciate him with this easy-to-make ninja cardby The Joy of Sharing!
Let your kids create a portrait of their dad by decorating an outline of their hand! Get the step-by-step instructions at Non Toy Gifts!
You’re The Coolest
I love this adorable popsicle card by Homeschool Preschool. Totally fitting since Father’s Day is in June, around the same time as the start of summer!
If you’ve got a suit and tie type of Dad, he might love these easy origami shirts by Hello Wonderful.