Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

kids club® summer outdoor planter

Step 1
Click here to download and print the templates. Cut out shapes.  
Step 2
For the strawberry planter, paint the rim of one clay pot green and the bottom red. Let dry. Add additional coats as needed, letting the paint dry in between coats. 
Step 3
Use a black marker to make dots on the red part of the pot to represent the tiny seeds of a strawberry. Let the marker dry before handling the pot. 
Step 4
Trace the strawberry leaves onto green cardstock three times and cut out the shapes. Cut along the dotted line, where shown on the template. 
Step 5
Slightly overlap each leaf at cut line and glue leaves together.
 
NOTE: In the center of each leaf will be a small opening, formed when they are overlapped.
Step 6
Thread one leaf onto a chenille stem through the small center opening and then thread a green pony bead onto the chenille stem. Add another leaf, another pony bead and finally the third leaf. Twist the top of the chenille stem in a tight loop and then at 3" below the last leaf, trim the excess chenille stem. 
Step 7
Fill the clay pot with green Model Magic® air dry clay. Push the chenille stem with the leaves into the center of the clay. Arrange leaves. 
Step 8
For the pineapple planter, paint the clay pot yellow. Let dry. Add additional coats as needed, letting the paint dry in between coats. 
Step 9
Use a brown marker to draw diagonal lines all around the clay pot in one direction and then go back around in the other direction. Let the marker dry before handling the pot. 
Step 10
Trace eight leaves onto green cardstock and cut out shapes. 
Step 11
Fill the clay pot with brown Model Magic® air dry clay. Carefully push the leaves into the clay, some a little further than others, to create a more natural look. 
Step 12
For the cactus planter, mix yellow and green paint together on a paper plate (or palette paper) to make a bright green. Paint the clay pot bright green. Let dry. Add additional coats as needed, letting the paint dry in between coats. 
Step 13
Draw cactus "needles" all over the bright green pot with a darker green marker. Use the image as a guide. Let the marker dry before handling the pot. 
Step 14
To make a tissue paper flower, layer six sheets of pink (or other chosen color) tissue paper together. Trace the circle pattern onto the tissue and cut out. Fold accordion style in about ½" increments. Cut a point at each end. Fold in half and secure a chenille stem around the center. Carefully pull apart each layer of tissue paper to make the flower. Cut the chenille stem to about 3" long. 
Step 15
Fill the clay pot with green or brown Model Magic® air dry clay and push the chenille stem and flower into the center of the clay.
 
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