Terra Cotta Train
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Terra Cotta Train

Decorate any nursery with this "too cute" terra cotta train! Just select colors to complement the decor. Use the train to spell out baby's name for the perfect way to personalize.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Patio Paint: Azalea, Citrus Green, Woodland Brown
  • 2¼-inch Terra Cotta Pot (4)
  • 1½-inch Wood Blocks (4)
  • Buttons: Pink, Green
  • #6 Flat Brush
  • Disposable Palette/Plate
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Container
  • Low Temp Glue Gun
  • Yellow Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Project Instructions

Paint two clay pots and two wood blocks Azalea Pink. Let dry.

Paint two clay pots and two wood blocks Citrus Green. Let dry.

Paint the rims of all 4 clay pots Woodland Brown. Let dry.

Using the end of the paint brush apply a dot pattern to each clay pot with Woodland Brown paint.

Paint each letter to spell out “BABY” onto each block with the Woodland Brown paint.

Glue four buttons on each clay pot to create wheels for the train, two on each side. 

Cut yarn into a four 4-inch pieces. Glue to tops of the clay pots to connect and create the pull.

String three buttons on the end of the yarn on the first clay pot and tie in knot at the front of the train, as shown.


Personalize by painting a name on the pot rim.