Flower Pot

Activity:  Both layers of flower petals are removable, pot is a hidden pocket with velcro closure.

Skills:  Fine motor, color matching, buttoning

Materials:

  • Felt-
    • 1 white sheet
    • 1/2 brown sheet
    • Scraps of green, pink, yellow, blue, and purple (or whatever colors you have)
    • Scraps of dark green
  • Five buttons (bonus points if they are different colors that match your flowers)
  • 1-2 velcro dots
  • Felt glue
  • Needle and thread
  • Sharpie

Directions:

  1. Draw a large pot on your brown felt and cut it out.  If you like, also cut out a border to add to the top of the pot for depth.
  2. Draw one large flower and one small flower on each of the colored felts and cut them all out.  Fold each flower in half, make a small snip perpendicular to the seam long enough to fit the button through.
  3. Cut out stems and a leaf or two for each stem.
  4. Glue the sides and bottom edges of your pot down.  Leave the top open so it can be used as a pocket.  Glue your pot decoration to the top of your pot.  Make sure you leave the binding inch on one side!
  5. Glue down the stems and leaves, making the stems varying heights.
  6. Sew the buttons on right above where your stem ends.
  7. Glue your velcro dots to the top inside of your pot.  (Easiest way to make sure velco lines up, velcro both sides together, add a small layer of glue to the back of both sides, and then place it inside your pot and apply pressure.  Once dry velcro can be separated.)
  8. Done!

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