Since the kids are now back in school, it’s more important than ever to make an effort to spend time together. And what better way to do that than by crafting with each other on the weekends (after the homework is done, of course).
Fall craft projects for kids are a great way to nourish the bond you already have with your children, as well as help it grow. One of my favorite fall crafts for kids is the Brightly Striped Pot project on FaveCrafts.
Painting clay pots is a wonderful kid’s project because it’s easy and super fun. Even as an adult, I love painting unique designs onto pottery. There’s something therapeutic about it. Aside from being fun, like most fall crafts for kids, it’s extremely versatile. You can paint whatever you want and should encourage your kids to do so. Let your kids explore the depths of their imagination and express themselves through the painting.
Ready to get started? Here’s how to put a fun fall twist on pot painting:
1. Go on a scavenger hunt. Before you start painting your pots, take your children outside to find some leaves. Collect as many leaves as you want – the more kinds the better. These will be used for decorating later on.
2. Clean the pot. Make sure you remove all of the dirt and any labels off of the flower pot before painting. Dry completely.
3. Select your colors. Let your kids pick out what colors they want to use for their pots. If you’re going to display your finished creations outdoors, it’s a good idea to use weather resistant Patio paint. Otherwise, whatever paint you want to use is up to you!
4. Trace your leaves. Take a pencil and trace some leaves onto the pot. Use large and small ones to make a unique design.
5. Paint away! Have fun with your paint! Fill in the leaf outlines with any color you want. I love to use red and gold. If you have some Mod Podge on hand, you can also decoupage the leaves onto the pot. This gets a little more messy, but it adds great texture.
6. Protect your masterpiece. Once you’re done painting, spray a coat or two of acrylic sealant all of your pot(s) to seal in the colors. Enjoy!