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Personalized Mother’s Day Gifts ~ Decorated Terracotta Pots

Personalized Mother’s Day Gifts ~ Decorated Terracotta Pots

These decorated terracotta pots make fantastic personalized Mother’s Day gifts.  
There are so many ways to make decorated terracotta pots. This kids craft is so much fun! Perfect as a homemade Mother's Day gift or birthday present.

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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 green thumb, some decorated terracotta pots would make a perfect gift.

Now they might seem painted in the picture, but they aren’t… we use a technique was adapted from a classic. Melted crayon rocks. 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!!

There are so many ways to make decorated terracotta pots. This kids craft is so much fun! Perfect as a homemade Mother's Day gift or birthday present.

Supplies for Decorated Terracotta Pots:Soft Pastel Rainbow Heart Craft. This makes a great Valentines day craft.

  • Terracotta Pots…. whatever size or shape you want!
  • Crayons. You will need to peel them.
  • Cooling rack or hot pad.
  • Foil.
  • 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!

 

Making your Mother’s Day flower pots

Start by putting a layer of foil on your oven rack, add your terracotta pots, and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.There are so many ways to make decorated terracotta pots. This kids craft is so much fun! Perfect as a homemade Mother's Day gift or birthday present. While your oven and pots are heating up you can pick your crayon colors and remove the wrappers. Set up your workspace with a cooling rack or hot pad. Place a paper bag or a sheet of cardstock on top. Use the clothespins to hold the crayons.
There are so many ways to make decorated terracotta pots. This kids craft is so much fun! Perfect as a homemade Mother's Day gift or birthday present.The clothespins keep your kid’s fingers a little further from the pot. Like I said not necessary, but we found this very helpful. Once the oven gets up to the temperature set a timer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn off your oven. Using a hot pad remove only the pot you will be working on. Draw on the pot with your crayons!There are so many ways to make decorated terracotta pots. This kids craft is so much fun! Perfect as a homemade Mother's Day gift or birthday present.***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!***

The crayon will melt instantly while drawing on the pot. They can swirl the colors around and mix the colors.There are so many ways to make decorated terracotta pots. This kids craft is so much fun! Perfect as a homemade Mother's Day gift or birthday present. All sorts of different creations can be made. Kids will love watching the crayons melt. There are so many ways to make decorated terracotta pots. This kids craft is so much fun! Perfect as a homemade Mother's Day gift or birthday present.These will stay Hot for a few minutes. Once they have cooled completely, spray the decorated terracotta pots with a clear coat to keep them from smearing.
There are so many ways to make decorated terracotta pots. This kids craft is so much fun! Perfect as a homemade Mother's Day gift or birthday present.Fill your pots and they are ready to be gifted!There are so many ways to make decorated terracotta pots. This kids craft is so much fun! Perfect as a homemade Mother's Day gift or birthday present.

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