How to Make Flower Pots With a Child's Handprints

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How to Make Flower Pots With a Child's Handprints
Turn a clay flower pot into a precious keepsake with kids' handprints. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Flower pots made with kids' handprints are an excellent Mother's Day gift for a mother or even a grandmother. There is nothing sweeter than capturing children's handprints while they are still little. Kids will love getting to create something themselves, especially if it involves getting a little messy too. Even if you're not terribly crafty, this is a simple project that anyone can do and involves very few materials. Mom will cherish the tiny handprints for years to come.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Clay flower pot
  • White acrylic paint
  • Coloured acrylic paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Clear sealer

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Paint the outside of the flower pot with white acrylic paint and a paintbrush to cover the entire pot.

  2. 2

    Paint the coloured acrylic paint onto the kids' hands using the paintbrush.

  3. 3

    Press the kids' hands onto the pot to make the handprints, using different colours of paint and going different directions to make it creative.

  4. 4

    Spray or brush on a clear sealer to make the handprint designs permanent.

  5. 5

    Fill the pot with bright flowers and let the kids give it to a special someone as a sweet present.

Tips and warnings

  • Decorate the pots by gluing stones around the rim if you like.

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