Decorating plant containers.
It is a lot of fun to decorate clay pots with your kids. Begin with a clean, smooth pot and then add imagination. You can paint the outside of the pot with acrylic paint. If you want to achieve a “color wash” look, you can either thin the paint (craft stores carry products for this purpose) or apply the paint and then gently wipe some of it with a paper towel while it’s still wet. Another option is to glue and seal some photos, magazine clippings, or paper drawings to your container. This can be done with Mod Podge—a glue, sealer, and finish all in one. It comes in different finishes including a “sparkle” version to add some glitz to your craft. Use one coat to glue-on the material and another to seal over the surface. For more information, click here for a more extensive article on Decorating Clay Pots.