- pot with drainage holes
- potting soil
- craft supplies (glass stones, buttons, small polished rocks, tempura paint, permanent markers, twine, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, wine corks, colored felt, tiny shells, etc.)
- outdoor craft glue or waterproof epoxy
- paintbrushes, scissors (optional)
- hairlike plant, such as Mexican feather grass or carex
Step 1: Plan the Face
Step 2: Prepare the Planter
Fill the pot part way with potting soil, leaving enough room at the top for the plant's root ball.
Add the plant and top off with potting soil, pressing the soil firmly around the roots. Water thoroughly.
Step 3: Make the Face
With adult supervision, use waterproof epoxy according to the manufacturer's directions to affix facial features to the pots according to your sketched-out plans. (For pipe-cleaner "ears" that stick out from the sides of the pot, use duct tape.)
Let your kids' imaginations soar—create bright "eyes" with shiny buttons, split a cork lengthwise to create a "nose", add tiles for "teeth" and use large leaves for "ears". Other options: Glue on rosy "cheeks" made from red felt circles; give your plant head a collar made from fabric scraps; or affix earrings made from small polished rocks or glass stones. Or use twine to create a big grin filled with tiny shell teeth. Twist together pipe cleaners to fashion glasses.
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