Friday, 10 February 2017

Pour Painting Flower Pot

Pour painting is such a fun and easy art idea for kids. Rainbow coloured flower pots can be created really easily using this fun painting technique. These DIY flower pots make great little gifts and would be perfect for Mothers Day as well as teacher gifts.  This colourful kids craft is great for this time of year as we head towards Spring. 
DIY pour painting flower pot craft for kids. Pour painting is a fun and easy painting technique and easy art idea for kids. This rainbow craft makes a perfect Mothers Day or teacher kid made gift. Can be made as part of a Spring project for kids.

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  • Terracotta pots 
  • Masking tape
  • An old cooling rack 
  • Acrylic paint (UK link/ US link)


Easy art idea for kids. DIY pour painting flower pots use a fun painting technique. This rainbow craft makes a perfect Mothers Day or teacher kid made gift.




Pour Painting flower pot


This painting technique really is loads of fun and so simple too! Begin by covering up the hole in the terracotta pots with masking tape, (we put the tape inside the pots). Place the pots upside down onto an old cooling rack and then simply start pouring paint onto the pots. 

DIY Flower pot craft for kids. Pour painting is a fun painting technique and easy art idea for kids. This rainbow craft makes a perfect Mothers Day or teacher kid made gift.

Take one colour paint at a time and squeeze the paint over the bottom of the pot.  Keep building up the colours until you are happy with your design. Harry (aged 4) totally loved watching the paints pour down the pot and mix together. We added far more paint than was needed as he was enjoying it so much! 

Easy art idea for kids. DIY pour painting flower pots use a fun painting technique. This rainbow craft makes a perfect Mothers Day or teacher kid made gift.

Once you are happy with your pots leave them to dry. Depending on the amount of paint you have used this might day several days! 

Easy art idea for kids. DIY pour painting flower pots use a fun painting technique. This rainbow craft makes a perfect Mothers Day or teacher kid made gift.

Add a plant to your flower pot. 

DIY Flower pot craft for kids. Pour painting is a fun painting technique and easy art idea for kids. This rainbow craft makes a perfect Mothers Day or teacher kid made gift.

We made these gorgeous rainbow flower pots as end of year gifts to say thank you to Harry's school teachers. He was so proud of the gifts he made and he couldn't wait to hand them out.


DIY Flower pot craft for kids. Pour painting is a fun painting technique and easy art idea for kids. This rainbow craft makes a perfect Mothers Day or teacher kid made gift.

Easy art idea for kids. DIY pour painting flower pots use a fun painting technique. This rainbow craft makes a perfect Mothers Day or teacher kid made gift.

Harry: Age 4


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2 comments:

  1. Louise I love this so much! very effective x

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    1. Awww thanks so much Ali. They were really fun to make.

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