A couple of weeks ago I shared the cards we created for my mom’s birthday. The kids were so happy to make her cards, that I decided they needed to make her a gift too… Since my mom is where I inherited my desire for a green thumb, some decorated terracotta pots would make a gift.
Now they might seem painted in the picture, but they aren’t… we us a technique was adapted from a classic. Melted crayon rocks. Now if you aren’t familiar with this craft check it out here on Red Ted Art. I made one of these rocks for my dad when I was little. He still proudly displays it!! Now back to the pots…. aren’t they cute!!
What you need for your Decorated Terracotta Pots:
- Terracotta Pots…. what ever size or shape you want!
- Crayons. You will need to peel them.
- Cooling rack or hot pad.
- Paper bag or cardstock.
- Extra hot pot holder or kitchen towel.
- A clear coat spray paint.
- Clothes Pins. These are optional, but I really think they work great!
How to make your Decorated Terracotta Pots:
Start by putting a layer of foil on your oven rack, add your terracotta pots, and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. While your oven and pots are heating up you can pick your crayon colors and remove the wrappers. Set up your work space with a cooling rack or hot pad. Place a paper bag or a sheet of cardstock on top. Use the clothes pins to hold the crayons.This keeps their little fingers a little further from the pot. Like I said not necessary, but we found this helpful. Once the oven gets up to temperature set a timer for 15 mins. After the 15mins turn off your oven. Using a hot pad remove only the pot you will be working on (if doing multiple pots). Draw on the pot with your crayons! They will melt instantly while drawing on the pot. They can swirl them around and mix the colors. All sorts of different creations can be made. They will love watching the crayons melt. ***Warning: These pots are hot. I held the pot for all of my kids just to help supervise and make sure they didn’t actually reach out and touch it!***
These will stay Hot for a few minutes. When you are done and they have cooled completely spray them with a clear coat to keep them from smearing.
Fill with plants and give as a gift or keep for yourself!
Check out the fun flower card we made for Grandma here!
These would be perfect for Mother’s Day too!