Silly Painted Terra Cotta Pots

Today we decided to paint silly terra cotta pots for a few plants that I found on clearance at Walmart. If there is a mess involved my kids are there too, so we had a fun time making these.
Teacher Appreciation Day is this week and I was going to get flowers, candy or something like that but I thought this project would be fun for my son to give to his teachers. It’s always nice when the kids get to help make gifts instead of just buying something.
For this project you will need:
A plant
Terra cotta Pot
Paint (I used Acrylic paint)
Paint brushes
Stencil for the mouth ( or freehand)
Pencil eraser for the eyes
Extra top Soil
I started by painting the pot all white, you can leave it this way or add other designs.
Then I pained the bottom of each one a different color. I made a mouth out of a piece of paper and traced it on the pot.
Next I used paint to fill it in. After that I dipped the pencil eraser in the black paint to make the eyes.
We let everything dry and then dressed them up with a little bit of hair. The kids loved this part!
How fun is this! Enjoy!

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Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Stefaan.knockaert
    on May 7, 2016

    If you give water to the grass, does the paint not become full of bubbles, 'cause terra cotta is breathing?

    • Bod209354
      on Jan 13, 2018

      I did this and mine crackled but it crackled very nicely and I was so pleased. I used acrylic also and clear coated after it crackled before placing a plant inside. It looks the same after 5 yrs.

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  • Ada Williams
    on Jun 19, 2018

    Three grandchildren here for the summer. I'm on my way to Wally world for paint. Thanks for the great idea!

  • Carmel Madden
    on Mar 10, 2019

    Love this I will try this,awesome thank u for sharing

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