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Flower Pot Painting Ideas That Your Kids Will Love

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These flower pot painting ideas are super fun ways to help your kids enjoy creative activities.

I've gathered some of the best ideas for adding color and customization to your flower pots. In addition to using these DIY crafts for flowers, find cool ways to use these cute creations.

With a bit of inspiration and craft time, your children (and you!) will be thrilled with these delightful ways to paint flower pots.

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Four examples of flower pot painting ideas for kids.

Fun Ways to Transform Your Flower Pots

If you're looking for a frugal way to enjoy some creative time with kids and don't mind a bit of a mess, then you're going to LOVE these flower pot painting ideas!

Over the years, my five boys and I have had a blast creating all sorts of painted flower pots. These crafts can be messy but the end results are totally worth it.

I love to look at our painted flower pot decorated with fingerprints from my oldest. I still use that cutie for holding pencils.

In fact, many of our custom flowers pots are used all around the inside and outside of our home. Some of our favorite ways to use our DIY flower pot crafts are:

I thought it would be fun to collect all of our favorite flower pot painting ideas and share them with you!

What supplies are needed for these flower pot crafts?

To make these painted flower pot crafts with kids, I recommend that you have these materials:

  • different sizes of terracotta flower pots (that way you can choose whatever size you need according to the project or how you will be using it)
  • paint
  • paint brushes
  • foam brushes
  • pompom fringe
  • glue (or glue sticks)
  • gold glitter cardstock
  • small fake flowers
  • stencils
  • plastic flower pots
  • craft feathers
  • construction paper
  • glitter

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The Best Flower Pot Painting Ideas for Kids

There’s nothing wrong with a good terracotta flower pot. It’s a classic. But sometimes you want something a bit less orange. That’s where flower pot painting comes into play!

Just a flower pot, a little paint, and imagination are all it takes to transform the same old flower pot into something special. For a bit of inspiration, these 16 flower pot painting ideas are sure to point you in the right direction.

Example of painted ladybug clay pot craft.

Ladybug Craft for Kids: How to Make with Clay Pot

Our ladybug craft for kids (featuring a clay pot) is an awesome activity for kids for spring fun or any time of year! Creating these delightful little critters out of clay pots is an easy and fun activity that will help children explore their creative side.

Example of DIY unicorn plant pot.

DIY Unicorn Plant Pot For The Home

Paint a flower pot white, draw on a quick face, then add some fake flowers along with your real plant for this unicorn-painted pot. The final touch is a DIY sparkly horn.

by The Inspiration Edit

Child holding fingerprint flower pot.

Fingerprint Flower Pot

Some simple line art flowers are the perfect basis for this pot painting idea. Add in some fingerprint petals for a pot that can be treasured year after year.

by Crafts By Amanda

Three examples of DIY boho style pom pom plant pots.

DIY Boho Style Pom Pom Plant Pots

A little pompom fringe can totally transform an old flower pot. Paint the pot in a complementary color, and it really shines.

by In The Playroom

Two examples of hand painted flower pots.

Flower Pot Painting for Kids

These cute little flowers are the perfect accent to any flower pot. And the best thing about them is that they are simple enough that children can help paint, too.

by In Our Space Time

Three examples of clay pots painted with pour method.

Clay Pot Painting For Kids

Another option that is great for kids is the pour method. Not only can almost any age group tackle this craft, but it looks so unique once it’s finished.

by Mommy Evolution

Example of DIY glitter flower pot with succulent.

DIY Glitter Flower Pots

These glitter flower pots take normal painting a step further. Adding two different kinds of glitter to match the chosen paint color makes this stand out.

by Artsy Fartsy Mama

Example of stenciled flower pot outside on step with flowers.

How to Stencil a Clay Pot the Easy Way

On the other end of the art spectrum, these stenciled pots are classy and understated. But they turn out so pretty, they must be seen to be believed.

by DIY Candy

Example of footprint butterfly clay pot craft.

Footprint Butterfly Clay Pot Craft

Quick, grab a child and paint a flower pot white. Then wait for the giggles to start when you paint both of their feet rainbow stripes to make this beautiful footprint butterfly.

by Messy Little Monster

Two examples of painted plastic panda plant pots.

Plastic Panda Plant Pots

Terracotta pots aren’t the only ones that are ready for painting, though. Black plastic is ideal for these cute panda pots.

by Red Ted Art

DIY Chick Planters

Grab some brightly colored feathers, a black marker, and yellow construction paper. Paint your pots to match the feathers, and all of this comes together to make some adorable chick plant pots.

by Easy Peasy Fun

Three examples of decoupage flower pots.

Simple DIY Flower Pot Summer Project

Technically, decoupage isn’t actually painting. But you are still painting glue on the pot, and the end result looks so amazing that this craft had to be included.

by Modge Podge Rocks

Two examples of flower painted terracotta pots.

Create Your Own Spring Flower Painted Terracotta Pots

Another kid-friendly option here, these little daisies really brighten up a room. And there are some great tips for getting the painted pot to look its best.

by Two Kids and a Coupon

Two examples of fingerprint flower pots featuring bugs.

Fingerprint Flower Pot

This next kid option keeps things simple. Instead of painting the whole pot, have kids stamp fingerprints on them and turn them into cute bugs by using a black marker to add accents.

by Homeschool Preschool

Example of paint-pour fingerprint clay flower pot craft with patriotic colors.

Simple Paint-Pour Fingerprint Clay Flower Pot Craft

This idea amplifies the kid-friendly factor and adds a patriotic twist. Learn how to create a paint-pour flower pot adorned with adorable fingerprints around the rim, making it an ideal project for little ones.

by A Crazy Family

Example of Aloe You Vera Much painted flower pot.

Aloe You Vera Much Pot

This painted pot uses a printed template to emblazon “Aloe you Vera much” on the side. Combine it with an aloe plant for a perfect gift. No special paper is needed to transfer the template to the pot; just Mod Podge.

by Single Girl's DIY

Get Ready for DIY Fun with Flower Pots!

Don't these flower pot painting crafts for kids look amazing? So many frugal and simple ways to enjoy special craft time with your children!

I'd love to know which of these flower pot crafts you'll be trying first. And what are some of your ideas for using these custom flower pots? Let me know in the comment area at the bottom of the post!

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