How to create terracotta pot people

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Take two pots, stick them together and decorate it any way you like. Voila – you’ve made your very own terracotta pot person.

Tools and materials

Feathers

Glue gun             

Googly eyes

Paint sticks

PVA glue (instead of glue gun)

Rope

Scissors

Terracotta pots

tools and materials required to make a terracotta pot person

1. Make the body

First up, make the body by taking two pots and gluing them together. Apply the glue to the top part of each pot. Use the glue gun for this, but you might need a grown up to help with this step. (If you don’t have a glue gun. PVA glue will work just as well.) Hold the surfaces firmly together until the glue has set.

sticking 2 terracotta pots together

2. Paint pots

Give your pot people some character. Use different coloured chubby paint sticks to create different parts of the body. Try blending colours together.

painting terracotta pots

3. Create a face

Give your pot person some personality. Make a face, by gluing on some googly eyes. Add a nose and a mouth. Then get creative with some hair.  We used some macramé rope and unravelled it so that it looks like hair. But you can use anything you like. Glue it into place.

adding eyes to terracotta pot

4. Dress it up

Give your pot person a stylish twist. Use the pot saucer to create a hat. We painted ours purple and then glued it on and added a feather to really top it off.

adding saucer hat to terracotta pot person

5. Find a home

For your new friend. Terry-Cotta.

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