Hey everyone! It’s Abbey here from The Cards We Drew and I have a simple and fun project to share with you today as part of I Heart Nap Time’s Hello Summer series! I thought I’d come up with a fun little project for my son this summer…taking care of a plant! He’s only four, so I find that it’s good to give him simple responsibilities and it’s even MORE fun to make it kind of fun and silly. So I decided to make our own little Family Plant Friend!
Maybe you’re trying to decide if your children are ready for a pet or can handle the responsibility? Why not create your own little Family Plant, give it a name and a face and leave it’s care up to them?!
The idea is simple…here’s what you need:
Small pot from Target’s Dollar Section
Chalkboard paint or spray paint
Spikey Plant (I got one from Lowe’s that fit PERFECT)
I started by spray painting the little galvanized pot I bought and letting it dry completely. From there I took a nail and hammer and nailed a hole in the bottom so that the plant can drain.
After that, I potted my plant easily and watered it.
Finally, I took some chalk and drew some faces on my plant…you can even add bows to your plant’s “hair” and more to decorate it and have fun. Let your kids show their creativity here!
I drew some different faces on my pot and we had a good chuckle about our new family friend!!
Hopefully your children will learn a little bit about taking care of plants this summer along with some responsibility!!
I hope this simple little craft idea got you inspired to stop by my blog, The Cards We Drew, and check out my other project ideas! You can also find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter! Thanks for having me Jamielyn!
THANKS Abbey for sharing this fun project during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.