Spring is in the air!
Warm, sunny days, flowers blooming, bees buzzing…these wonderful sites of spring always remind us of one of our favorite bears – Winnie-the-Pooh!
To help welcome the spring season we are creating fun Winnie-the-Pooh inspired flowerpots. These small flowerpots are easy for kids to paint and decorate. They make a bright and cheery addition to your desk or windowsill.
- Small terra cotta flowerpots
- Multi-surface paint – red and yellow
- Foam paintbrushes
- Sharpie – black
- Paper plate/paper to cover work surface
Winnie-the-Pooh Inspired Flowerpot
Pooh and his red balloon are the inspiration for this cute flowerpot.
- Cover your work surface with paper. Squeeze some yellow & red paint onto a paper plate.
- Using a foam paintbrush, paint the bottom portion of the flowerpot yellow. To make this a bit easier we turned the pot upside down. You will need to brush over the surface with paint 3 or 4 times so the paint is thick enough to cover completely (there is no need to wait between adding layers of paint).
- Wait about an hour for the yellow paint to dry.
- Turn the flowerpot right side up and use a smaller foam brush to paint the top ring of the flowerpot red.
- If you have a round foam brush, dipped it in red paint and added a red dot to the side of the flowerpot for a balloon. Your child could also use their thumb dipped in red paint to make the round shape.
- Wait about ½ hour for the red dot to dry then use a black sharpie to draw the string from the bottom of the balloon.
Pooh’s Honey Pot Inspired Flowerpot
This flowerpot is really fun because you want it to be messy, just like thick, yummy honey!
- Cover your work surface with paper. Squeeze yellow & red paint onto a paper plate.
- Using a foam paintbrush, paint a ring around the bottom of the flowerpot using the red paint. To make this easier we turned the pot upside down. There is no need to make this like perfectly straight or too dark.
- Turn the flowerpot right side up and use a smaller foam brush and a round foam brush to add yellow paint to the top ring of the flowerpot. This is supposed to look like honey dripping over the edges of the honey pot so it should be thick with random wavy shapes around the top of the pot.
- Use a black Sharpie to write the word “HUNNY” on the unpainted area of the flowerpot.
*Note – We use our Winnie-the-Pooh flowerpots indoors to hold supplies on our desk or to decorate windowsills. I can’t guarantee how well the paint will withstand the elements if you use the pots outdoors with a plant inside.
Want to have a buzzing good time at your next family dinner? Make sure to check out these super cute Winnie-the-Pooh Table Decorations for your next Hundred Acre Woods themed party!
We hope your spring is bright and sunny and filled with special family memories!