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Add a Personal Touch to Your Plants with DIY Thumbprint Pots

Join Gardener Kelsey in her brand-new video where she shows us how to create DIY Thumbprint Pots to celebrate spring. Decorating your own pots is an enjoyable craft that is fun for gardeners of all ages. It's a delightful way to celebrate spring and contributes positively to our social and emotional development.

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This delightful and easy craft requires minimal supplies: acrylic paint, a pot, and a sharpie. Simply dip your thumbs into various colored paints and make thumbprint circles around the pot. After the paint dries, use the sharpie to transform the thumbprints into garden creatures such as ladybugs, caterpillars, bees, and flowers. This craft is perfect for gardeners of all ages.

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Gardener Kelsey's Tip: No pots, no problem! Grab a piece of paper and let’s grow!

Add a personal touch to your plants with DIY Thumbprint Pots! Join Gardener Kelsey in a fun video tutorial to create delightful and decorative designs. Press Play to Watch Now!

Making Your Own Thumbprint Pots Has Gardener Roots In :

  • Personalizing flower pots not only adds a unique touch to your plants but also provides a creative outlet for gardeners of all ages.

  • Expressing creativity through crafts can help reduce our stress and anxiety (our weeds), promoting a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

  • Working on craft projects with other gardeners can foster a sense of connection and camaraderie, enhancing our social interactions and emotional development.

  • So, next time you're looking to spruce up your potted plants, consider adding a personal touch to your pots for a fulfilling and uplifting experience.


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Hey gardeners, did you make Gardener Kelsey's Thumbprint Pot? If so, congratulations, you just earned yourself the 'Thumbprint Pot' Gardening Tool Badge'!

 --> Click the badge to download a pdf sticker for your Gardening Tool Badge Collector Sheet!


Add a delightful and  decorative touch to your pots by embellishing them with painted thumbprint designs of garden critters to welcome spring. This delightful and engaging craft of DIY Thumbprint Pots allows you to add a personal and creative flair to your potted plants.


You Are a Gardener® goes beyond the pages of a children's book, it is an entire movement dedicated to empowering children at home and in school with a vocabulary, mindset and tools to manage stress and big emotions. Join our community and embrace the power of turning challenges into opportunities for growth through connecting children, families and educators with a shared emotional language. Through our inspiring #PullYourWeeds®  initiative, we encourage children and adults alike to identify emotional obstacles and transform them into seeds of resilience, strength, and personal development.


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