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Fun with tiny clay pots

I love dollar stores. I visit my local store almost every week. I love walking up and down aisle after aisle. Sometimes, I make interesting discoveries. This week, I found tiny clay pots that inspired me.


Of course, we all know how these pots can be used to plant flowers and vegetables in spring and summer months. However, they can be used many other ways too. I purchased several clay pots in different sizes. At just $1 for three small pots, I intended to put them to good use by creating fun activities for little ones.

A few basics:

  • Clay represents a great surface for painting. It requires no preparation, but it is best to use acrylic paints.
  • If you plan on growing a plant in a clay pot you will be decorating, waterproofing the inside of the pot (for example with a coat of varnish) before adding soil is a good idea.
  • If you wish to stick two clay pots together, the use of hot glue is recommended.

A few crafts that can be done with clay pots:

  • Pretty planters.
  • Pencil holders.
  • Characters or animals (related to your theme).
  • Mobiles that can be hung from the ceiling.
  • Vivariums for insects.

Decorating and game suggestions:

  • The pots can be used to store tiny items such as buttons, pompoms, string, etc.
  • Clay pots can be arranged on metal stands, for example in the bathroom. Stick a picture of each child on one pot and deposit his/her personal items inside.
  • Decorate clay pots with raffia and other objects found in nature to create centrepieces.
  • Have children place clay pots in ascending or descending order according to their size.
  • Set three clay pots upside down on a table and hide a tiny object under one of them. Move them around and encourage children to guess which pot the item is hiding under.
  • Set clay pots on the floor and invite children to toss buttons or other tiny objects in them.

Have fun with clay pots!


Claudine Richard
Early childhood educator is not responsible for the content of this article. The information mentioned in this article is the responsibility of the author. shall not be held responsible for any litigation or issues resulting from this article.


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