Terra-cotta pots can be used for more than just planting flowers; they can also be used to create animal crafts. With some basic craft supplies, you can turn terra-cotta pots into eye-catching decorations. Use them as ornaments around your own home or give them as unique and clever gifts. Make the terra-cotta animals on your own, or enlist the help of your children.
Things You'll Need
Small wooden ball
Hot glue gun
Fine tipped black markers
Feathers, yarn and other craft materials
Turn the terra-cotta pot upside down. Hot glue the wooden ball onto the bottom of it. Set aside to dry.
Paint the pot and the wooden ball. Use a color that corresponds to the animal you are creating -- pink paint for a pig, brown paint for a turkey. Set aside to dry.
Draw a face on the wooden ball. Use fine tipped black markers to make eyes, a nose and a mouth that suits the animal you've chosen to create.
Add decorative accents. Further embellish the terra-cotta pot to make it look more like the chosen animal. Glue feathers on the back of a turkey. Tie a bell on a piece of yarn and place it around the neck of a cow.
Supervise young children who are making this craft to avoid burns from the hot glue gun.