The end of the school year is quickly approaching for my boys. As a thank-you for their teachers this year we made DIY Fingerprint painted flowerpots. It was a fun, easy and inexpensive teachers appreciation gift. The best part for this frugal mom was the price! For less than $10.00 we were able to make and give away four flowerpots.
How To Make Fingerprint Painted Flowerpots
Four Inch Clay Flowerpots
Four Inch Clay Flowerpot Saucer
Acrylic Paint – We used 5 colors, pink, purple, teal, yellow and green
A cooperative child!
I was able to purchase all of my supplies at our local Wal-Mart and the boys even chose the flowers that filled their teacher’s flowerpot.
1. Remove any stickers from the flowerpot and make sure no sticky residue is left.
2. Put paint colors on a paper plate, you don’t need a lot for each individual flowerpot.
3. Help your child dip a finger tip or thumb into the paint making sure it’s well covered.
4. Gently place fingertip on pot going straight down then straight up to leave a painted petal. Continue to make petals in a circle to create the flower. Leave a little space in the middle to make the center of your flower. Check your child’s finger or thumb often to ensure a good coating of pain remains for the next flower petal. Repeat to make the rest of the flowers. Let dry.
5. Once dry to the touch go back and using the center color, on our flowerpots we used yellow, make the center of your flowers.
6. Using a paintbrush and a bit of green paint, make your flower stem and a leaf. Let dry.
7. Use the paint pen to write a message for your child’s teacher along the rim of your flowerpot. The message we left was, “Thank you for helping this flower grow.”
8. Once the pot has set for a couple of hours you can fill it with potting soil and help your child plant their teacher’s flowers in it.
9. If you plan to water the flowers before deliver, and I suggest you do, you should do it the night before as the clay flowerpot will absorb some of the water and discolor the flowerpot temporarily.
The boys were so proud of their fingertip painted flowerpots, and their teacher’s loved their handmade gifts. If you’re still looking for a simple, heartfelt thank you for your child’s teacher this is it.
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