Thanks to Oriental Trading , I was provided complimentary items to facilitate this post “Chalkboard Flower Pots With Puffy Paint Dot Art”. Opinions expressed are that of my own.
Keeping kids entertained while social distancing has probably been searched a lot in recent months. Personally, I know I have been looking for ways to keep my 3 children busy as well as avoiding cabin fever.
Of course we only have a few more weeks of online school and will need to continue to keep occupied a little while longer.
To keep busy so far, we have been baking and watching movies together. In addition, the kids have been playing outside, swimming in the pool and working on a lot of arts and crafts.
Recently, I was given an opportunity to partner with Oriental Trading on ways to occupy my kids in this current environment.
Since my family enjoys gardening, I thought it would be fun to look for products to create a project involving plants.
As I was scrolling through their website, I came across these really neat Chalkboard Flower Pots that came in a set of 12.
Because they are black, it got me thinking about how cool it would look to decorate them with bright acrylic paints.
Since I am about less mess when it comes to crafts, as I looked through their site at paints I found squeezable puffy paint that glows in the dark.
I could visualize my kids making some sort of Dot Art with this since I had worked with Puffy Paint in the past to make Custom Tote Bags.
Once I received the shipment with the Chalkboard Pots, 3d Glow in the Dark Puffy Paint, and an adorable Green Grass Bunny for decoration, I set the kids up outside for their activity.
FYI, we also received Watch it Grow Seed Pots, a Galvanized Metal Tray with Handles, and Large Rolled Burlap to start an herb garden (this is still in process).
It was then time to put this craft to the test and all we needed was a little imagination, chalkboard pots, and 3d Glow in the Dark Puffy Paint 12 Pack.
Tip: I had the kids wear aprons and put down art paper for easy cleanup. I also had them shake the puffy paint towards the tip and squeeze some out to get it started.
Mom also decided to give Chalkboard Flower Pots With Puffy Paint Dot Art a try and I made a heart, butterfly, and a flower design on a few pots.
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FYI this is a craft meant to encourage creativity, so depending upon your child’s level of hand eye coordination they may opt to do something different than dots.
My 11 year old daughter went with random dot designs with multiple colors and 7 year old son decided he didn’t want to try dots and went with a heart shape and random squeezes of color.
In addition, this craft is very forgiving. If your child makes a mistake or doesn’t like the design, you can immediately wash off the puffy paint with warm water and soap.
After you wash off the paint, simply allow the pot to dry and it can be used again. This is why I love that these Chalkboard Flower Pots come in a set of 12, it gives the kids plenty to work with.
Because we were concerned that the paint might run due to the heat and humidity, my daughter worked on the multiple dot pots over 3 days allowing the paint to dry over night.
Once the pots were set, we then placed small rocks in the bottom for drainage. Since they do not have holes in the bottom, we want to make sure the plants don’t get root rot.
As a reminder this paint does glow in the dark, so that is a another fun aspect about this project.
We then added soil and my daughter placed small plants like spider grass, aloe, and succulents and sprayed the pots with a water bottle.This ended up being such an easy craft to work on and it gives the kids a creative outlet.
Plus, it is something they can continue to enjoy as they water the plants and see the designs glow in the dark. Receive FREE Shipping at Oriental Trading on purchases of $49 or more with the code Squad20.
Carlee @ FLL
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