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I've had a brainwave, will it work?

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largeoneplease Mon 08-Sep-08 14:22:16

I was in Wilkinson's this morning. They have small terracotta plant pots for 29p and hyacinth bulbs, 3 for £1.30.

So, I thought the children could decorate a pot and plant it with a hyacinth for the teacher pressies this Christmas, and possibly for Grandma and the nice old lady next door too.

Do you think it's a good idea and if so, what kind of paint would you use?

lucysmam Mon 08-Sep-08 17:04:00

I would have thought poster paints or whatever the ones in squeezy bottles you can buy from wilko's are would be ok. But don't quote me on that

ShinyPinkShoes Mon 08-Sep-08 17:05:26

Lovely idea

PandaG Mon 08-Sep-08 17:06:05

readimix paint, or acrylic if you have it, but also varnish the pots - can use proper varnish or dilute pva if you use acrylics

PandaG Mon 08-Sep-08 17:06:39

and yes, l ovely idea I have done it with mindees in the past

JacobsPrincess Mon 08-Sep-08 17:06:47

Paint the pots with PVA first to give a good base.
Or mix the poster paint and PVA together - it'll take longer to dry, but be nice and shiny!

geraldinetheluckygoat Mon 08-Sep-08 21:49:15

that's a brilliant idea, may I steal it for my mindees and my kids too? grin

NineYearsOfNappies Tue 09-Sep-08 09:10:19

For younger children or ones who might object to having paint stained clothing, you can decorate them with stickers, feathers, bits of ribbon, etc., then seal the lot in with a good layer of PVA once they're down for the night.

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