Crafty Kids | Tiny Pinch Pots
We have so many fun things planned for this summer, I’m having a hard time keeping it all under wraps. Thankfully, I can let one cat out of the bag today: Carla Wiking from Small + Friendly is joining the Classic Play team! Super excited to have her here today debuting her first craft. Please give her a warm welcome.
For me, it simply isn’t spring without a garden. This little collection of containers is easy to create, plant, and care for. Plus, it will fit just about anywhere! This little craft was born from two of my favorite things: tiny objects and succulents. With just a few supplies and a little time, you and your kids can create your own mini container garden.
Here’s what you’ll need for this craft:
Fimo or Sculpey oven bake clay (one pack makes three tiny pots)
Succulents (from the nursery or cuttings from plants you already have)
A few pinches of soil for each pot
Objects with neat texture like sticks or etched glass
Form your clay into three balls.
To form a pot, place the ball on a flat surface and make a dent in the center by poking it with your finger. Then pinch around the edges with your thumb and pointer finger until you have a pot shape.
Poke a drainage hole in the bottom with a skewer.
Add texture to your pot by rolling it against a textured object. Help your pot hold its shape by placing your thumb in the pot as you roll.
Bake your pots according to the clay package directions. For soft Fimo, I baked them at 230 degrees F for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
Paint your pot with acrylic paint
Plant your succulent. Fill your pot with a few pinches of potting soil. Cut a small succulent from your plant and stick it into the dirt. Water and enjoy! The cutting will grow roots and your little garden will thrive with occasional water and bright light (outside partial shade or inside near a sunny window).
ps. A note from Jen: This week must be the internet’s pinch pot week. Check out this super cool tutorial from one of my favorite bloggers.