How to Make Animal Planters: Cute Craft for Kids


  • Empty Plastic Bottle (any size)
  • Masking Tape
  • Dry erase markers
  • Googly Eyes
  • Recycled Buttons 
  • Craft Glue¬†
  • Plant and Soil
  • Aquarium Gravel to assist with drainage
  • Acrylic Paint 
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Utility Knife
  • Scissors

How to Make Animal Planters

  1. Use a piece of masking tape to determine where you are going to cut. For the cat, leave space for two ears. For the dinosaur, leave space for the neck and head. Draw the ears and neck using dry erase markers.
  2. Cut out the shape using a craft knife (adult only).
  3. Paint the cat or dinosaur using a foam brush and acrylic paint. You may need two coats.

How to Finish the Cat Planter

  1. Cut out pink inner ears and glue them to the ears of the cat.
  2. Cut out large circles from green felt and glue that to the bottle below the ears.
  3. Glue on bottons for the eyes.
  4. Draw the nose, mouth and tongue.

How to Finish the Dinosaur Planter

  1. Glue on google eyes and draw a smile.
  2. Glue on buttons around the dinosaur’s body.

Time to Plant

  1. Add some gravel at the bottom of the planter for drainage.
  2. Top with indoor plant potting soil.
  3. Add your plant and more soil, as needed.
  4. Water as needed!

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