Mother’s Day Planter Project for Preschoolers

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Is your preschooler looking for a fun-filled, artsy Mother’s Day activity? Break out the paints and other materials and try this cute craft! This is perfect for kids ages three through five, giving them a way to build fine motor skills, express creativity and make something adorable for mom.

What You’ll Need:

  • A cardboard milk carton
  • Scissors
  • Card stock paper
  • Clear-drying school glue
  • Tempera paintbrush
  • Potting soil
  • A seedling or small plant

Project Steps

  1. Cut the milk carton in half. If you’re using a smaller size, cut the top off. Make sure the carton is thoroughly washed and dried.
  2. Glue the card stock paper to the outside of the carton. Cut the paper to fit and have your child use the paintbrush to cover the carton. Press the paper on the carton firmly and wait for it to dry.
  3. Paint the paper. Your child can paint an abstract design, a pattern with shapes, stripes or anything else they want. Let the paint dry completely.
  4. Add a wash of glue over the paint. Add a special sparkle and sprinkle glitter into the glue before painting it over the card stock. Let the carton dry.
  5. Fill the carton with soil and plant the seedling!


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