It’s been 95+ degrees pretty much every day here for the past month or so. Most days playing outside past 9 AM isn’t even an option and the kids ask to come in after only a few minutes of being outside (hello, summer in SC). Finding ways to keep a toddler and a preschooler occupied inside all day isn’t always easy. Now that London is getting older, I’ve been trying more arts & crafts with the kids. My oldest isn’t always a fan of art projects, but I try to encourage him to color or paint at least a few times a week. Yesterday, I remembered I had been saving these ceramic flower pots that I got on clearance last year at Target. So, I decided to bring them out for a fun little project.
I was pretty surprised that both kids seemed to enjoy painting their flower pots. I just loved watching them sit and work on their projects together. As you can see from the mess she made, London really got into the painting (this was actually her 1st time painting with a paint brush)! We let their flower pots dry overnight and then took them to our local nursery to pick out flowers for each of them to plant.
London is still a bit too young to help with the planting, but Noah enjoyed helping me plant his flowers while little sis took her afternoon nap.
And here’s the final product! I’m so happy with how these turned out. I’m planning to have Noah help me water the flowers every morning in the hopes of teaching him about how we take care of plants.
Have you done a similar painting project? What is your favorite craft project to do with your little ones?