With the plant as the hair, this is an activity that is fun and playful for kids to say thank you to their teachers!


Character Flower Posts Supplies make-it-your-own.com

  • Light coloured plant pots (we got ours inexpensively at Ikea)
  • Paint for ceramics/glass (purchased at a craft store)
  • Paint pen (for ceramics/glass)
  • Print out of the gift tag Thanks for Helping me Grow! ThanksHelpingGrow
  • Thin dowel/ bamboo BBQ skewer
  • Smock
  • Craft tray
  • Paint brushes
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Potted plant
  • Pencil
  • Print out of the Practice sheet flower-pot-face-practice-sheets


  • Be sure to don your smock and use your craft tray for painting and drying.
  • To add some contrast we painted two areas of a clean flower pot with brightly coloured paint.  Follow the directions on the product that you chose and allow it to dry for the specified amount of time.

Character Flower Pots- Applying Paint make-it-your-own.com

  • Print out the Flower Pot Practice Sheet and design your character for your pot.  One key thing to remember is to draw the face as an open letter U.

Character Flower Pots Practice Sheet make-it-your-own.com

  • Draw your face carefully using the paint pen (we found the best method was to draw it in the middle of the two painted areas with some overlap, but be creative!) and allow it to dry according to the directions on the product.

Character Flower Pots Drawing Face

  • Put your potted plant (the hair of your character) into the pot, print out the gift tag, cut it, add your name out and tape it to the dowel/skewer.  Stick this into the plant.  (You could also punch a hole in the gift tag and tie it to the pot with a ribbon).
  • Give to your special teacher.

Finished Character Flower Pots make-it-your-own.com


  • Thinking of others, using different materials and mediums to paint with/on, fine motor skills, a reason for writing.

Safety Notes

  • Be sure to follow the product directions.
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