Flower pot people

Get the grandchildren to have a go making this lovely little flower pot lady.


  • Large terracotta pot
  • Small terracotta pot
  • Papier mache paper
  • Embellishments
  • Brown twine
  • Googly eyes
  • Buttons
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Card


Step 1: To make her arms, glue string onto the base of the smaller pot. Thread two large buttons on the ends of the string and secure with a knot. Turn the large pot upside down and glue the smaller one on top (right side up) to form a head and body.

Step 2: Attach googly eyes with glue, and paint on a little smile. Stick gems down the front of the larger pot to create buttons of a jacket, and glue ribbon around the base.

Step 3: Now to create her lovely floral wellies. Draw a pair of boots onto card and cover them with glue. Attach the string to each boot (cut at about 10 centimetres), then cover with papier mache paper. Glue the string to the inside edge of the larger pot.

Step 4: Finally, plant cress, lettuce or whatever else you like into the flower pot to create hair, then find her a nice sunny indoor spot so that she can grow and grow.

Yours tip: Be inventive with the hair – you can use cress, sprouts, flowers or lettuces – perhaps some baby spinach!