September Project: Make a Plant Person

decorating a flower pot


  • pot with drainage hole
  • potting soil
  • plant with hairlike foliage (Mexican feather grass, fiber-optic grass, etc.)
  • craft supplies for facial features (buttons, tiles, glass stones, leaves, tiles, felt, etc.)
  • glue

How to Bring Your Plants to Life

Turn your lackluster planters into expressive plant people! For this project, you'll use materials you already have on hand to create the ultimate personalized planter. Kids will want to grow a whole "family" they can name and even give an occasional haircut.

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