We love to get messy with paint and finding new things to paint each week, and with the sun out if we can do it outside it’s a winner for us. The best news is little man has taken to Mumma’s plant obsession (can hardly contain my happiness) So with Spring Sprung and Mumma looking for any excuse to head to Bunnings we came home with these cute little pots ready to paint with all sorts of different patterns. I also thought putting a handprint on one as a memory would also be a keeper.

Buying plain pots means there is lots of room for customisation, and they can really take pride in this craft and turn it into a lovely gift or even teacher gift as that time of year is fast approaching! We chose a mix of free hand painting as well as some stencils.

The supplies were really easy to come by and I found including the kids in this process really gives them a sense of creativity and passion. As above we brought some pots from Bunnings, there is such an array to choose from there all different shapes, sizes and prices. We also HAD to buy a Dino pot for the dino obssessed toddler while we were there (pictured which started hot pink but we painted white). We were then off to Cheap as Chips for some stencils, paint brushes and paint, you need to use acrylic or ceramic paint, washable will not stay. Then it was home to put our creative hats on and get messy.

This project will get quite messy and as the paint is not washable we do recommend old clothes or a smock. Also cleaning up straight after before the paint stains.

All in all this project is very cost effective and really enjoyable to do with the kids. There are so many ways to get creative with this project, From sponging , paint brushes, stencils to free hand we had the best time mixing it up and the memory of keeping it on display around the house is such a sentimental reminder of how quickly they grow up!