Pots of Fun for Everyone Water Animals

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by Linda Valentino, Pots of Fun for Everyone

Pots of Fun for Everyone Water Animals

The Pots of Fun for Everyone Water Animals is a great project for remembering a trip to the seashore, summer camp or other such fun times! Make just one or all of the creatures in this collection - it's up to you!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for neither the paint nor the glue.
  • 2
    Download and print the project template.
  • 3
    Alligator: Paint the 1-1/2 inch, 2-1/4 inch and 3 inch clay pots Mistletoe Green. Allow paint to dry completely before continuing. Knot raffia on 1 end and wrap other end with a small piece of masking tape. Thread pots on raffia by gathering three 2-1/4 inch pots with small beads between, then reversing 3 inch pots and threading 4 pots with larger beads between. Knot raffia after last 3 inch clay pot and trim off extra. Glue 1-1/2 inch clay pot to end of tail and 2-1/4 inch clay pot to snout. Allow glue to dry completely before continuing. Trace and cut legs from the template onto the Green foam and glue on body. Use template to make eyes from White, Black and Lime foam. Repeat this step of making the eyes, then put this second set of eyes aside until you are ready to make the Frog. Glue the first set of eyes onto the first 3 inch clay pot. Rub Red chalk on cheeks. Draw mouth line on both sides of face with Black marker. Draw four teeth with White marker on both sides of face.
  • 4
    Frog: Paint 2-1/4 inch clay pot and 2 inch wooden ball Mistletoe Green. Allow paint to dry completely before continuing. To make the frog's legs, trace a heart on the Green foam. Cut it out, then trim off the bottom half of the heart. Trace and cut out two stars out of the remaining Green foam. Glue one star below the lower curve of the heart. See photo as a guide. Glue the wooden ball to the clay pot. Take the extra set of eyes you made while creating the Alligator. Glue eyes to top of head. Rub Red chalk on cheeks. Draw smile with Black marker. Make eight 1/4 inch circles from the Lime Green foam. Glue four of the circles on each side of the body, as shown in the photo. Glue legs to clay pot. Trace and cut out two more stars from Green foam. Place these stars on the front of the frog, as shown in the photo.
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    Fish Aquarium: Paint a 3 inch clay saucer Summer Sky Blue. Allow paint to dry completely before continuing. Glue a 3 inch saucer onto a 4 inch saucer. Allow this glue to dry completely before continuing. Glue glass bowl on saucers. Allow this glue to dry completely before continuing. Trace fish onto the Orange, Yellow, Light Blue and Green foam sheets. Cut out and glue fish to the inside of the glass bowl, making sure the eyes are facing out. Glue the 3 inch saucer that was painted Summer Sky Blue onto the top of the glass bowl. The flat edge of the saucer should be exposed. Use photo as a guide. Fill bottom saucers with shells.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt® Patio Paint™ 2 oz. Mistletoe Green 104107789 (6)
  • DecoArt® Patio Paint™ 2 oz. Summer Sky Blue 104107761 (2)
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 1-1/2 inch 104186517
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 2-1/4 inch 104186519 (5)
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 3 inch 104186521 (4)
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Saucer 3 inch 104186509 (2)
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Saucer 4 inch 104186511
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Group Wood Doll Head 2 inch 104146160
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Round Bead 3/4 inch 27 pc. 104139786
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Round Bead 5/8 inch 34 pc. 104139785
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Green 104258600
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Lime Green 104258607
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch White 104258585
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Yellow 104258590
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Black 104258586
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Orange 104258589
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Light Blue 104258594
  • Sharpie® Permanent Paint Marker Fine Point White 104128464
  • Sharpie® Permanent Paint Marker Fine Point Black 104128524
  • Morex Raffia Ribbon 100 yard Sandstone 104725092
  • Anchor Hocking Company™ Ivy Bowl Smooth Rim 104182919
  • Nicole™ Crafts Stencil Foam Pouncer 3 pc. Medium 104110703
  • RoseArt® Colored Chalk 16 pc. 104454633
  • 3M™ 3/4 inch x 60 yard Masking Tape 104148306
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 5 mm 144 pc. 104234510
  • E6000® MV Industrial Strength Craft Adhesive 7 oz. 104148182
  • Scissors
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