Mosaic Flower Pots

Make mosaic flowerpots without using grout. KinderArt.com art lesson plans.

Summary:

This is an easy way to create a mosaic flower pot, without having to use tile grout.

Think Spring!

Decorating and personalizing your own flower pots is so rewarding and fun. Especially for children.

What You Need:

Terracotta pots

A small container of drywall compound (when I say drywall compound, I don’t mean Polyfilla (it dries too quickly) I mean wallboard joint compound).

Some glass gems from the dollar store

Seashells

Beach glass and/or broken dishes. (If you are going to use broken dishes, safely smash them into smaller pieces by placing them in a plastic grocery bag, wrapping them in an old towel and whacking them with a hammer (while wearing safety glasses). If the edges are sharp, sand them down with a medium grit sandpaper.)

Make mosaic flowerpots without using grout. KinderArt.com art lesson plans.

Begin by slathering a thick layer of drywall compound onto the pot with a craft stick.

Make mosaic flowerpots without using grout. KinderArt.com art lesson plans.

Do this one small section (half the pot at the most) at a time rather than covering the entire surface at once.

This is so easy, kids can do it on their own without much supervision. (Note: You can colour the drywall compound by mixing it with some tempera paint.

Some may be concerned with kids using drywall compound while crafting. However, since you won’t be sanding the compound once dry, no dust will be inhaled and so it is perfectly safe, as long as kids don’t consume the product!

Also remember, when I say drywall compound, I don’t mean Polyfilla (it dries too quickly) I mean wallboard joint compound.)

Make mosaic flowerpots without using grout. KinderArt.com art lesson plans.

Then, start sticking the shells, beach glass, gems, etc. into the wet compound.

Make mosaic flowerpots without using grout. KinderArt.com art lesson plans.

Make mosaic flowerpots without using grout. KinderArt.com art lesson plans.

Continue until the pot is full of decorations.

Make mosaic flowerpots without using grout. KinderArt.com art lesson plans.

Make mosaic flowerpots without using grout. KinderArt.com art lesson plans.

Make mosaic flowerpots without using grout. KinderArt.com art lesson plans.

Let everything dry and that’s all there is to it!

Make mosaic flowerpots without using grout. KinderArt.com art lesson plans.

Make mosaic flowerpots without using grout. KinderArt.com art lesson plans.

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