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Finger Painted Flower Pots

Finger Painted Flower Pots

For me spring time and gardening go hand in hand.  These fingerprint painted flower pots are a great way to craft and garden with kids.  A fun and simple project with stunning results, painted flower pots make an awesome addition to the spring garden.  Use them to liven up your Easter table or make them as the perfect Mother’s Day gifts for moms and grandmas alike!

These sweet finger painted pots make the perfect gifts for kids to make and give

I was inspired by the amazing Aunt Peaches for this project.  I love the idea of using fingerprints to paint, especially when little ones are involved.  The end result makes an extra special keepsake because those little fingers grow so fast!  Plus, an art project that limits frustration and maximizes pretty results is totally my jam.  Very little kids can make these flower pots with help from a grown up and big kids can create them all on their own.  Oh, and adults like making them too, or at least I did!

kid painted flower pots - these would make such great Mother's Day gifts

Fingerpainted flower pots! What a great springtime craft for kids

To Make Fingerprinted Flower Pots You’ll Need

  • Terracotta pots of various sizes
  • Multi-surface acrylic paint, in an assortment of bright colors
  • Paint brush
  • Flowers
  • Potting soil

How to Make Finger Painted Flower Pots

how to finger paint a pot, excellent craft idea to do with the kids

  1. Wash and dry the outside of your pots.  If your pots are brand new you can skip this step.
  2. Squeeze out blobs of each of your paint choices onto a palate or paper plate.
  3. Start with one color, press the point of your finger in paint and then press it on the pot.  Continue to dip your finger and press dots close to each other in groups.  For the large pot we counted out seven dots in each group, five for the medium, and three for the small.
  4. Move to another section of the pot and repeat your dot groupings in the same color.  Continue until you have three or four groups.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with other colors.
  6. If you have any gaps, go back and fill them in with whatever colors you’d like!
  7. Use a paint brush to paint the rim of your pots a solid color.
  8. Let the paint dry completely.
  9. Fill your pots with soil and flowers!
  10. Water and enjoy!

finger painted pots, we're going to make a whole bunch of these!

I hope you and your kids love making these as much as we did!

Looking for more fun kid art and garden projects?  Visit Small + Friendly for cool ideas like Eggshell Seedlings, Kid Made Garden Ornaments, and Scribble Art Dishware or check them out on Pinterest

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Carla Wiking

I live in a small house on a friendly street in beautiful Northern California.I share my happy life with an awesome husband, two sweet little boys, one cat, and assorted chickens. I consider myself a modern homemaker and blog on Small + Friendly about crafting, cooking, gardening, mothering, decorating, and more. I hope you'll stop by for a little inspiration in your own modern homemaking adventures.

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