Perky Pots Athletes

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by Marcia Goss, Perky Pots

Perky Pots Athletes

The Perky Pots Athletes - Football Player, Soccer Player, Cheerleader, Baseball Player and Basketball Player - let you create a clay pot for practically every sports season! Make one of each, or duplicates of your favorite so you have a whole team!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow paint to dry between applications. Project time does not include this drying time. If you are not making all of the pots shown in the photo, then you will need to adjust the amount of supplies necessary for completing this project. Download and print project template if you need assistance in creating the designs.
  • 2
    Football Player: Paint 1-1/2 inch pot Pumpkin Patch (this is the "shirt"). Paint a different 1-1/2 inch pot Cotton Ball (these are the "pants"). Paint Pumpkin Patch stripes about halfway up the 1-1/2 inch Cotton Ball pot (these are the "stripes" of the "pants"). Paint doll head Buff Beige, then paint "helmet" Cotton Ball with Black Tie accents. Dot eyes Cotton Ball with Black Tie pupils and Cotton Ball highlights. Paint two of the wood plugs Black Tie (these are the "shoes"); adhere "shoes" to Cotton Ball and Pumpkin Patch striped pot. Trim a piece of cardstock so it is the shape of a 1 inch football. Paint it Cocoa Bean and add Cotton Ball stitching. Adhere the football between the "hands". Cut out two 1/4 inch circles from the wood slats and paint them Buff Beige. Adhere them a slight distance apart near the rim of the pot that is completely Pumpkin Patch (these are the "hands"). Use the liner brush and Black Tie to write TIGERS or other desired team name. Assemble and adhere pots as shown in the photo.
  • 3
    Soccer Player: Paint 1-1/2 inch pot Canary with Cotton Ball stripes (this is the "shirt"). Use liner brush to give "shirt" a Cotton Ball v-neck with Black Tie outline and to paint on a number of your choice in Black Tie. Paint the rim of a different 1-1/2 inch pot Black Tie. Paint body of this same 1-1/2 inch pot Buff Beige (these are the "legs"). Paint two of the wood plugs Black Tie (these are the "shoes"); adhere "shoes" to Black Tie and Buff Beige pot. Paint doll head Buff Beige, then paint "hair" Brown Sugar. Dot eyes Cotton Ball with Black Tie pupils and Cotton Ball highlights. Use Black Tie to create appearance of "legs". Use a craft knife and wood slat to cut a 1 inch circle. Paint it Black Tie and Cotton Ball in a pattern that resembles a soccer ball. Cut out two 1/4 inch circles from the wood slats and paint them Buff Beige. Adhere them a slight distance apart near the rim of the Canary and Cotton Ball pot (these are the "hands"). Assemble and adhere pots as shown in photo.
  • 4
    Cheerleader: Paint 1-1/2 inch pot Eggplant with a Cotton Ball blouse underneath. Paint a different 1-1/2 inch pot Buff Beige. Paint doll head Buff Beige, then paint "hair" Brown Sugar with an Eggplant "headband". Dot eyes Cotton Ball with Black Tie pupils and Cotton Ball highlights. Use Black Tie to create the appearance of "legs". Paint a five inch strip of cardstock Eggplant. Pleat and ahdere to bottom of Eggplant and Cotton Ball pot for "skirt". Trim off excess. Paint two of the wood plugs Cotton Ball (these are the "shoes"); adhere "shoes" to Buff Beige pot. Cut out two 1/4 inch circles from the wood slats and paint them Buff Beige. Adhere them a slight distance apart near the rim of the pot that is Eggplant and Cotton Ball (these are the "hands"). Cut a White chenille stem in half and spiral around a pencil to create "pom poms". Glue in front of "hands".
  • 5
    Baseball Player: Paint 1-1/2 inch pot Turf Green. Paint rim and half of the body of a different 1-1/2 inch pot Cotton Ball with Turf Green stripes. Paint the lower half of this same pot Turf Green. Paint doll head Buff Beige, then paint top third of doll head a Cotton Ball baseball cap with Turf Green stripes. Dot eyes Cotton Ball with Black Tie pupils and Cotton Ball highlights. Use Black Tie to create the appearance of "legs". Paint two of the wood plugs Black Tie (these are the "shoes"); adhere "shoes" to Cotton Ball and Turf Green pot. Cut a 1-1/2 inch teardrop shape from wood slat and paint it Cocoa Bean. Adhere to the narrower end of the teardrop between the hands and allow the rest of the tear drop to lay along the body. Cut a 1/2 inch circle from the cardstock and paint it Cotton Ball with Lipstick stitching. Adhere it to the wider end of the teardrop shape (this is the "bat" and "baseball"). Cut out two 1/4 inch circles from the wood slats and paint them Buff Beige. Adhere them a slight distance apart near the rim of the pot that is Turf Green (these are the "hands") and between the baseball and baseball bat. Assemble and adhere pots as shown in the photo.
  • 6
    Basketball Player: Paint one of the 1-1/2 inch pots Lipstick. Paint rim and of a different 1-1/2 inch pot Cotton Ball. Paint the body of the second 1-1/2 inch pot Buff Beige with Cotton Ball and Poppy stripes. Paint doll head Buff Beige, then paint "hair" Brown Sugar. Dot eyes Cotton Ball with Black Tie pupils and Cotton Ball highlights. Use Black Tie to create the appearance of "legs". Cut two 1/2 inch teardrop shapes from wood slats and paint Brown Sugar with a dot of Poppy at the end. Adhere to doll head to create "pigtails". Paint two of the wood plugs Cotton Ball with Black Tie eyelets and tounge (these are the "shoes"); adhere "shoes" to Buff Beige, Cotton Ball and Poppy pot. Cut a 1 inch circle from wood slat and paint it Cocoa Bean with Black Tie stitching. Adhere it between the hands (this is the "basketball"). Cut out two 1/4 inch circles from the wood slats and adhere them a slight distance apart near the rim of the pot that is Poppy (these are the "hands"). Assemble and adhere pots as shown in the photo.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 1-1/2 inch 104186517 (10)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Buff Beige 104770373 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Black Tie 104770429 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cocoa Bean 104770421 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cotton Ball 104770357 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Pumpkin Patch 104770377
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lipstick 104770367
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Poppy 104770365
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Eggplant 104770415
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Turf Green 104770393
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Round Size 6 104118924
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Liner Size 1 104118916
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Doll Head/Knob 1-1/2 inch 7 pc. 104139790
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company 1/2 inch Wood Button Plug 14 pc. 104139629
  • Loew Cornell Woodsies Wood Slats 2-3/4 inch x 7-1/4 inch 6 pc. 104146938
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Snowcap 104059198 (2)
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 25 pc. White 104277475
  • E6000 MV Industrial Strength Craft Adhesive 7 oz. 104148182
  • Ruler
  • Water Container for Rinsing Brushes
  • Pencil
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