Looking for a cute Mother's Day gift? I've been doing these ladybug flower pots since my first year teaching, and they always turn out adorable. They are simple to make and the supplies aren't too expensive. I've always gotten my terracotta pots from Home Depot ... they have several sizes available. The first year I got larger pots, but last year I was pinched for cash and got their mini pots for less than a dollar a piece ... still turned out super cute!
The kids paint the pots red and a few days later go back and add the black spots. I use a hot glue gun to glue on google eyes and a twisted black pipe cleaner for an antenna. When the pots are finished we plant a small potted flower. (I apologize for the picture above ... it was the only one I had from last year; this little sweetie was out sick for a whole WEEK and her flower died :( So we improvised with Hershey's Kisses!) I wrote a cute little poem to match that I cut out and tape to a toothpick. I stick the toothpick into the soil ... looks super cute!
You can download the above poem and some other fun Mother's Day Printables for FREE in my TpT store. Click on any of the pictures below to download!
Have a great week!