Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Clay Pot Critters

This was a fun project the kids did over spring break last year and I wanted to share it again with you.   This project was also super cheap, I think the entire project might have cost us $5 if that. 
 Here is what you need:

Some clay pots and a saucer
foam (for the octopus)
pipe cleaners (for spider)
Googly Eyes

Here is what you do:
Paint your clay pots

Let it dry and add any designs you want - we went with polka dots.

For the spider we used the saucer as well.  we added a smile and some googly eyes.  We then used the pipe cleaners (bent in half and glued in place) for the legs.

For the octopus we added a smile and eyes and then cut the legs out of black foam.  We also cut a circle out of the foam the same width as the pot to attach the legs to and then glued that to the pot.

This was a lot of fun and I love how cute these little guys came out.


  1. These are absoluetly adorable! Being an EI I'm going to pass this idea around the building, thanks.

  2. These are super cute. I think I will do the spider for Halloween.
    Thanks for sharing. I found you on "Lil Luna.

  3. What a fun project to do with the kids. I've gotta try this. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

  4. these are so cute, i'm gonna make some with my kiddos! thanks for sharing this at my party!!!

  5. What a great idea! Perfect activity for the kids!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. cute critters!

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    $40 store credit to get a drawstring backpack with an adorable applique, great from summer camp and trips and lovely spring hair accessories for girls. You just have to leave a comment to win.

  7. loving this for my girls. They would love to do this. Thanks for the idea and for sharing.

  8. Danielle, those are so cute! I love fun crafts that you can do with kids. I need to do more of them! The google eyes are precious. :)

    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun making a new blog friend or two, and I hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon! :)

  9. You are such a good mom. I love when you can craft and not ignore your kids at the same time.

    Love your guts!

  10. Very cute! Thanks for sharing!
    Deanna @

  11. What a great idea!~ I would love if you would link this up to my Made by Little Hands Linky party on Monday! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  12. How cute! Thanks for sharing! Such a great project for the spring.

    I'm your newest follower. Stop by my blog sometime--I'd love to have you as a follower, as welL! I'm also hosting two giveaways that you might want to check out!

  13. These are such a wonderful and fun craft for little ones! Will definitely be getting some for my boys to paint, thanks for sharing.

  14. Hi! I'm featuring your project on It's a Keeper Thursday this week! I’d love if you stopped by and grabbed a button.

    And, feel free to link up another great recipe this week too!

    Christina @ It's a Keeper

  15. I've never seen these before! SO CUTE!!!

  16. so sweet, and a great project for the garden! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  17. Those are really sweet! I'm going to try it tonight. I have approximately 403,007 clay pots left over from my wedding (9 years ago!) and am always looking for ways to use them! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Such a great idea! I love it!

  19. So cute and fun for the kids! Love it! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

  20. Danielle-

    These are adorable. I'm a sucker for any craft with googly eyes...kid friendly too. I can't wait until I can do crafts like this with my boys...

    I'd LOVE if you could share this with my readers tonight @Creative Juice Thursday. Party starts @ 7pm CST. Get your crafting shoes on. Hope to see you there...

  21. Those are so adorable!!

    Thanks so much for linking up with For the Kids Fridays at Sun Scholars. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week! I'll be posting the next party later tonight. Hope to have you stop by!

    :)rachel @

  22. Danielle-

    Glad you stopped by at the Creative Juice party. Thanks for linking up!

  23. Cute Critters!! Happy to see your creative idea linked up last week at my K.I.S.S. blog bash. Looking forward to seeing what great project you share this week, remember the link is open until Tuesday @ midnight {CST}.

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

  24. Hi Danielle...

    Love the little clay pot critters! Looks like your little ones had a blast with this fun craft! Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  25. I just made some of these with my kiddos and they are the most difficult kids. Nothing easy in this household. So my son made a volture and my daughter a purple and pink zebra. They came out so cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

  26. These are SO dang cute! We'd love for you to link them up at our party!

  27. Love this new take on pots. I have seen them decorated before, but never turned into such darling critters. Just pinned!

  28. Adorable projects!! I would love for you to share at my Tasty Thursdays linky party and GIVEAWAY. Going on until Sunday. Hope to see you there and spread the word!! Thanks, Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch


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