We’re finally enjoying some sunshine, which is bringing our crafts outdoors! The kids were so excited to start some gardening projects so we started these simple and ADORABLE Handprint Ladybug Planters. These recycled planters would be perfect for a fun summer craft or to make as a super sweet gift for Mother’s Day. Recycle some tin cans and follow the directions below!
Here’s how to make your own Handprint Ladybug Planter.
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Clean out a tin can, remove label and allow it to dry completely. (Tip: Use a can with a pull off lid as the edges of the can are much smoother than a can opened with a can opener. Make sure all edges are smooth and will not cut little fingers.)
While the paint on the can dries, coat your child’s hand with paint and help them firmly press their hand down onto white cardstock. Help them pull their hand up in one fast motion to avoid smudging the paint. Allow them to dry completely.
Use a red paint pen and draw a small mouth onto the front of the can.
If you’d like to insure that this tin can planter lasts a long time, give the entire can and wings a coat of mod podge or spray sealer.
Fill the can with soil and then add your plant.
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