I know it's probably getting a little late for Christmas gift ideas but I just couldn't resist showing you the Santa pots my family day care children helped make to give to their parents as Christmas gifts.
Obviously this isn't an entirely child led craft (which I personally feel is fine as long as the majority of projects you do are child led – it's all about finding a balance!) but I wanted the present for parents to be a little thank you from me as well for entrusting their children's care to me throughout the year.I'm really pleased with how they turned out and I think they look quite festive!
There are a couple of things to let you know though if you want to make some of your own.
How to make Santa Pots for Christmas Gardening Gifts
Here's what you need….
- Terracotta pots
- Waterproof sealer
- Red paint
- Chalkboard paint
- Silver washers
- Flower or small plant
- Potting mix
You can use any size terracotta pot, I chose small ones as I had quite a few to purchase so it helped to keep it a budget friendly gift.
Here's What you Do Now…
When using plain terracotta pots you will need to seal the inside first with a waterproof membrane or your pot will not hold water well and the plant will probably only last a few weeks. We also painted a layer on the outside as an undercoat. You'll find it at your local hardware store and it's not expensive in a small tin.
Or the name of who made the pot….
A Little About Me
Jodie Clarke is an early childhood professional supporting educators who want and need to stay passionate about the work they do! She has 30 years hands-on experience in the early childhood and human services sectors across many different roles.
Jodie is mum to 3 in Australia and has already helped thousands of educators with their work through her popular blog posts, activity ideas, online training and e-books.
They look so festive and I love the painted pots with the belt. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia
Twins Squared says
What a cute idea! I wish I had read this yesterday. Went out and bought crafts for the kids to make as gifts for their grandparents. These would have been perfect!
Jenny Wilson says
great ideas all sorted for this year next year
The Empowered Educator says
Thanks Jenny – glad you like them!