Potting Succulents w/ Your Kids

Succulents

I am sure you all have seen plenty of succulent blog posts lately. I have jumped on the bandwagon. I am loving them just as much as the next person. I have been wanting to buy some for quite a while now. I needed something to put in the kitchen window seal. Walmart has all the plants they have left on sale, so I snagged some finally. I found some great little clay pots at Hobby lobby for a $1 a piece. What a steal right?? I was super excited. I had the paint at home already from other DIY projects, and painters tape as well from painting the interior walls of our house. I also had left over potting soil at my house as well.


** Tip before doing DIY projects**: Check around your house for items you need before going to the store. This always makes it a frugal project as well!

It was the perfect project to involve my little Chloe who is 3. She just as pumped as I was when we bought our succulents. We got to work on them that night after we got home from shopping.

Items needed:

succulents

pots

potting soil

acrylic paint

painters tape

paint brushes

paper plates to squirt paint on to use

newspaper to cover your painting area

We taped off some sections of the pots with the painters tape so that the pots could be a couple different colors like this:

succulent painting

Then I let Chloe go to work on painting them. She loves doing projects like this with me. Let your kids be creative and make the craft their own. Have fun with it!

painting succulents

After your paint has dried you can remove the tape and start potting your succulents.

drying succulents

succulants

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  • Your little one is so adorable! Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don’t forget to comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

  • Rachel Osborn

    Aw, that’s great that your little girl was able to help you and spend some quality mother daughter time! I HAVE seen a lot of succulent posts lately…funny you say that since it is exactly what I was thinking. 🙂 Thanks for hosting a great linkup every week! Visiting from the Family Joy Linkup. 🙂

  • Crystal Green

    My mother-in-law loves doing this with my kids. They have such a blast doing these kinds of activities together.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again when we open our doors at 12 AM EST on Friday.

  • Thank you so much for linking at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #OverTheMoon on Sunday night. Don’t forget to comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

  • Thank you so much for linking at #WonderfulWednesday! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #OverTheMoon on Sunday night or the #RecipeShareParty where we YUM. Don’t forget to comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

  • Arianne Plehandzic

    She is the cutest! It looks nice in the window…good job Chloe! Thanks for adding this to the SEASONAL BLOG HOP JOY!~*

  • Potting succulents is so much especially when kids can decorate the pots!

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      It was so fun to do it with my little girl!