April 16, 2010

Painting Pots and Sunshine!

Last weekend I went to The Pavilion Garden Centre near Cork Airport. It was my third time going there. All the plants are gorgeous. There's an amazing homestore with Cath Kidston and Green Gate stuff. And Burleigh China. Ugh I love it. And to top things off they have a really nice cafe. I must actually get onto them and ask for the recipe for their carrot cake, it's unbelievable. Really. I think they put pineapple or something in it...

Anyway I got herbs and geraniums and plant pots. 15 plant pots for my art class in The Creativity Club. We had a great time painting them and it was our first time using stencils. That's a big deal for 4 year olds.

I think maybe there's nothing cuter than chubby hands painting stuff. So funny. It is really relaxing painting these pots though and even the kids that don't normally concentrate well when it comes to craft time were totally engrossed in finishing their pots!
I'd totally recommend this project for an hour of outside entertainment on a sunny day!

Lilly x


  1. your so cool...I love your blog/ its fun//

  2. That's a brilliant idea Lilly - I'm going to steal it for my Montessori class! Did you make the stencils or were they bought? I totally agree about the cuteness of chubby, painty hands.

  3. Those chubby hands are ssssooooooooooohhhhh adorable ,
    beautifully accessorised by plant pot,
    what a lovely idea and so nice for the parents too who get to keep the pots,
    is that a beautiful sea view too?

    lilly, thanks for your lovely comment, that course is going ahead again in the summer if you are interested.

  4. The finished articles look very professional. Well done.
    The chubby hands look edible!

  5. Jill: Thanks! The pots were cheap enough too, only 1.20 so it's a grand craft to do with smallies. I bought the stencils years ago but you could use paper doilies if you can't find stencils. They might work out cute too!
    Jaboopee: Yeah we're very lucky having our class overlooking the sea! I will definitely look into doing that course, I seem to be working all the time but I'm due a trip to the big smoke!x
    Claire: I know, maybe they look 'too' professional, oops! Their teacher is a perfectionist...Poor kids!


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