The kids and I decided that we wanted to make a craft for the Moms in our lives for this Mother’s Day. Recently I had visited the Dollar Tree and saw a bunch of cute gardening related items which included primary color pots.
I picked up 4 of them and 6 pack of the plastic bottoms to catch water. This cost me $5.
I had left over foam stickers from Valentines, so I picked out ones that I thought looked good with each color, and then gave those to the kids to decorate the pots. (If I didn’t have stickers, I would have drawn on flowers with a permanent marker).
After the kids were finished, I wrote Happy Mother’s Day on the bottom of each pot with a permanent marker with the year and the kids initials.
Examples of how to use these pots could be for a person’s work supplies such as pencils and pens, painting supplies, or even bathroom items like Cotton balls or Q-tips.
We however decided to use them as flower pots.
Since I knew I was going to do this in advance, I rooted 4 plants from my yard, and picked up a bag of soil. I let the kids put the soil in their pots and plant the new plants.
The soil cost me less than $5.
This was such a fun and easy craft to do. And what was really awesome, was that I did all of this for under $10. The kids felt a since of accomplishment, and I could tell they were proud of their work. They got to use their hands and they got to learn about rooting plants as well.
I hope this gives you some crafting inspiration, and Happy Mother’s Day!