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How to Make a Portrait Plant Pot with Kids

How to Make a Portrait Plant Pot with Kids

It’s a guarantee that your kids will love making painted-portrait pots with globs of tester paint and stamps made from veg. They can let their creativity run wild with a funky face on each pot and plant herbs that will flourish into funky green hair. 

These personalised pots will also make great gifts that will be especially loved by grandparents, aunties and uncles as their herby hair makes them useful to have around too.  

  1. Painting is always a bit messy so put down plenty of newspaper before you begin.
  2. Using a range of tester paint pots, let your kid's imagination run wild. You can also use paper plates for mixing the colours.
  3. Paint a bright fun face on the front of your pot, use magazines, books and real people for inspiration.
  4. Fruit and vegetables make great stamps for your design; potatoes, carrots and celery are some of the simplest veg to use.
  5. When you’ve finished painting, and the paint has had time to dry, plant your herbs in your pot to give your portrait some hair
  6. If you are keeping your painted pot outside make sure you varnish your pot to protect it from the elements.
  7. Painted-portrait pots bring hours of fun and make an ideal gift for family and friends


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