Clay Pot Critter-Alligator
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Clay Pot Critter-Alligator

This adorable clay pot critter comes to life with DecoArt® Patio Paint!
Designed by DecoArt Design Team
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • DecoArt® Patio Paint: Summer Sky Blue, Citrus Green
  • 2½-inch Rose Pots (2)
  • 1½-inch Styrofoam® Cone Tip
  • 1½-inch Styrofoam® Balls (2)
  • Foam Sheets: Green, White
  • Wiggle Eyes (2)
  • Scissors
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (ADULT USE ONLY)
  • Tracing and Transfer Paper
  • Pen or Stylus
  • #12 Flat Brush
  • Palette or Plastic Plates
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Container
  • 1-inch Wood Disk or similar flat object, optional (to stabilize clay pots as shown)

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Note: Let paint dry between steps.

Step: 2

ADULT: Position and glue pots together, top to top as shown for body and mouth. Glue Styrofoam cone tip to one end of pots for tail.

Step: 3

Paint body with Citrus Green.

Step: 4

Use tip of brush handle and Summer Sky Blue to dot over body.

Step: 5

Press Styrofoam balls on craft surface to flatten one side. Rotate and flatten adjoining side.

Step: 6

ADULT: Glue a wiggle eye to one flat side of each Styrofoam ball. Position other flat side onto body and adhere.

Step: 7

Paint eyelids with Citrus Green.

Step: 8

Trace and transfer pattern for feet onto green foam and teeth onto white foam. Use scissors to cut out. ADULT: Position and adhere to body as shown.

Step: 9

Optional: Glue wood disk or other flat object to bottom to prevent rolling.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.