To make the birdbath, you need a clay pot and saucer from the craft store. Lay down old newspapers to cover your work surface and set up some paints – I like making Travis a “palette” on wax paper these days, so he can choose from multiple colors.
He loved painting the clay base in gold the best!
Meanwhile, we added simple stripes to the pot, which will be the bottom of the birdbath. But get as creative and decorative as you like, adding patterns or dots.
Leave the pot upside down to dry. Paint the bottom of the saucer as well, and position on top of the pot – this paint will actually help the two pieces fuse together as it dries.
We waited out a couple rainy days, then headed out on a sunny morning to find the perfect spot for the birdbath.
Travis proudly added a small layer of water, and we added a decorative stone and shell.
Can’t wait to see what visitors we attract!