Clay Flower Pots

I had a few spare planting pots sitting around, so I decided to pull together this simple and fun activity for my visiting niece. Together we shaped flowers out of clay and decorated a tiny pot. After the clay dried, my niece gave the decorated pot to her mother.

  1. Ages: 3 - 9

  2. 1 hour - 2 hours

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed


Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Choose a variety of colored clay. Crayola's Model Magic works well because it is easy to shape and doesn't stain. However, any type of clay that hardens will work.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Decorate the pot however you like! To make flowers, we rolled up green clay for the stems and shaped red clay into petals.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Done!

    Let the clay dry according to the packaging directions -- usually about 24 hours.

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