Every year we love surprising the grandmas with a handmade gift from the kiddos. The kids love making it and grandma delights at the surprise. This year we made these adorable DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters. They are easy to make and your kiddos will love getting messy with paint. (Just don’t forget to put on their aprons or shirt to protect their clothes.) A little tip to make the process easier: give each kid and extra pot and some paint then let them go nuts. This will keep them from getting impatient waiting to add their fingerprints to the planters.
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- Mini Terracotta Pot
- White Acrylic Paint
- Blue Acrylic Paint
- Green Acrylic Paint
- Yellow Acrylic Paint
- Acrylic Sealant
- River Stones
- Faux Succulent
Paint your wings with white paint spaced at random over the pot.
Next, paint “Mother’s Day” on the rim of your pot.
On the opposite side of the rim, paint the current year.
Allow the paint to dry before moving on.
Next have one child dip a finger in the green paint and place 3-4 fingerprints in the center of 2 sets of wings.
After the first child has finished, have your second kid dip the first finger in the blue paint and put 3-4 fingerprints on the remaining wings.
Allow all of the fingerprints to dry.
Spray your pot with acrylic sealant and allow it to dry.
If you want the pots to be used outside, add a second coat of acrylic sealant.
After your sealant has dried, fill your pot with large river stones.
Next, remove your faux succulent from the stem and place it into the pot.
These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters were such a blast to make! The youngest got upset that green paint got on his hands which made it even more adorable. Don’t forget to give your kids a pot to paint to keep them entertained while they wait to put their fingerprints on. This saved my life during this project. This is also a great DIY for moms if teachers or dads want to get in on the artistic action. You can get more fun Mother’s Day ideas with these Kid Made Mother’s Day Storybooks. They are a fantastic way to preserve memories and a great way for kids to practice their writing skills.
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.