Thank you to Michaels for sponsoring this Back to School Adventure and craft project!
When Michaels challenged me to come up with a fun craft project to celebrate the first day of school I immediately started brainstorming a teacher gift. What’s better than a super easy, perfect for kids, craft that they can make as a present for their teacher to welcome them back to school (and maybe get on their good side!)?
Want to learn how to make this Terra Cotta Pot Apple?
Check out the first ever installment of Kid Crafted below:
What did you think? Would you like to see more videos like this?
I’m hoping to try making more and always having a child co-host.
Have a kid you think would enjoy learning new crafts and techniques?
Introduce them to Kid Crafted! Do they have a craft they would like to share?
Have them send me an email detailing the craft and include a photo and they might just see their name and photo on a future episode!
For those that prefer written instructions:
You will need the following (all of which I found at Michaels):
4″ terra cotta pot and saucer
Red and brown acrylic paint
Wood spool or brown clay
Clear acrylic gloss spray
1 – Paint the pot and saucer inside and out and let dry
2 – Paint the wooden spool brown (for the stem)
2 – Spray the pot with the clear acrylic spray and let dry
3 – Glue the spool to the top of the lid with the leaf
PLEASE NOTE: I have researched whether or not terra cotta pots are food safe and the answer is no, so if you want to put treats inside, make sure that they are wrapped!
Fill with goodies and give to your favorite teacher! Did you know that Michaels has an app where you can get the latest deals and coupons?
I use it all the time and recommend it to everyone that asks me about shopping at Michaels!Looking for more Back to School inspiration? Check out Michaels Back to School Challenge Lookbook!
DISCLAIMER: I received a gift card to Michaels in order to purchase supplies to write this post.
All opinions are 100% mine.
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These are too cute! Thanks for sharing this adorable project!
Teaching with Grace
Fun Kim! I love what you came up with. What a cute teacher gift!
(and I’m loving your new blog design 😉
I LOVE this! What a fun gift for the teachers.
Also- I wanted to let you know that I featured this today in my “What I Bookmarked This Week” post – stop by and see!
Thanks so much Danielle!
I love this Kim! Sharing!
That is WAY too cute. I am going to have to make these for my boys’ teachers this year. Thank you.
Thanks Judy! I would love to see them if you do. 🙂
This is so cute! I pinned it to my Back to School board!
I appreciate it!
This is way too cute! My cousin has apples in her kitchen…I see Christmas gifts in the future. I would love for you to share this at the Krafty Inspiration Party over at Krafty Cards etc. http://kraftycardsetc.blogspot.com/2013/08/krafty-inspiration-thursday-link-party-4.html
Thanks so much for the inspiration, Pinning!
This is great!! I’m going to have to share this with my moms group!
I’d love it if you linked up, you might just be my feature this week!
Question: I am a principal and want to make about 50 of these. Can I use a spray paint since painting these individually would be very time consuming? I am not very craft so can you please tell me what kind of spray paint I can use and do I need to use a clear gloss after? Please let me know what I can use (brand, etc.)
Yes, you can certainly spray paint these. I would go with a gloss finish. I typically use Krylon Spray Paint and would definitely recommend spraying with an acrylic gloss seal, again, I use Krylon. Just make sure to let the pots air out a few days prior to putting the tops on because it will hold in the smell of the spray paint if you don’t.
Where did you find the spool and how does it stay?
You can get wooden spools in the wood craft section of most craft stores – mine came from Michaels. It is glued on. Watch the video above for the whole tutorial.
Such a cute, easy project! You can bet I’m buying a clay pot and saucer and getting to work! I can see it on my side table filled with goodies already! Thanks so much for sharing.
Thank you! 🙂