Drip paint flower pot

This craft project is a great way to help kids create beautiful, colorful artwork in a free-style, creative format.

What you’ll need:

  • Acrylic paints in tubes or small bottles
  • Clay pot or pots (any size will work, but the larger the pot the more paint you will go through!)
  • Wax paper
  • Newspaper or a drop cloth to catch drips and drops


  • Spread newspaper out to cover your workspace.
  • Put a sheet of wax paper down so your pot will be easy to remove after the paint dries without getting bits of paper stuck to the rim of the pot.
  • Place your clay flower pot upside down on the wax paper.
  • Using your first selected color, squeeze the paint bottle gently so that the paint drips from the pot’s edge down the side of the pot.
  • Alternate colors one after another, without letting the colors dry between each one.
  • Allow the pot to dry overnight, then carefully peel the wax paper away.
  • You can add glitter or other decoration if your child chooses!

This project was inspired by a post on the Adventures with Kids blog.  An additional take on a drip-paint clay pot project can be found on the Dilly-Dali Art blog.

Other arts and crafts activities from Camp Little Victors: