This project couldn’t be simpler, but kids will love playing with the clay and watching their decorations take shape! A great summer craft, especially if you’re teaching your little ones about gardening.
Use any small terracotta pot as the base. I ended up wishing that I had several on hand, because Travis covered his first with clay designs so quickly; consider picking up a few at a craft store ahead of time!
For the clay, we used Model Magic – it’s easy to work with, mess free, and will air-dry in a few days.
Travis loved just smooshing on big designs, but older kids can be more deliberate in their art, creating flowers or mini clay gardens. I added a few details as examples.
One cool result of Travis smooshing all the clay onto the pots was a swirled, marbled effect.
These pots would make a great summer gift for anyone who loves to garden!