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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Creating a Colorful Garden Gift Basket Using Crayola Crayons and Sidewalk Chalk #ColorfulCreations #shop

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Finding inspiration during the cold winter months to keep your children happy and creative can be difficult but with the help of Crayola you can help your child create something amazing and special.  Using items like Crayola Crayons, Crayola Washable Paint or even Crayola Sidewalk Chalk {yes even indoors!} the creative mind of a child will simply go crazy...good crazy!

I wanted Jude to use his creative art side and make something special for his teacher, grandma and uncle.  As you all know we are a Montessori lovin' family and one big part to Montessori teaching that I love is Gardening.  Jude was introduced to Gardening pretty early in his life due to his Grandma being a huge flower gardener.  This interest has continued with Jude, he planted, cared for, harvested and ate his own Tomatoes last summer and we cannot wait to continue this in a few months.  When I started thinking about some birthday gifts we needed to create for some loved ones I immediately thought of flower and veggie seeds.  I headed to my local Walmart and found all of my supplies to bring home to Jude.

I was so excited when I saw that most of the Crayola items were on Rollback too!  Mom score!

Creating a Colorful Garden Gift Basket Using Crayola Crayons and Sidewalk Chalk #ColorfulCreations #shop

This is what we created using the Crayola goodies I found!  This Colorful Garden Gift Basket is a perfect gift for the gardener in your life.  I was able to have Jude personalize these gifts with him using the kids paint and coloring the gift tags with crayons.

Creating a Colorful Garden Gift Basket Using Crayola Crayons and Sidewalk Chalk #ColorfulCreations #shop

Interested in having your little one creating their own Colorful Garden Gift Basket using Crayola products? 

Here is what you will need.  

Creating a Colorful Garden Gift Basket Using Crayola Crayons and Sidewalk Chalk #ColorfulCreations #shop

Crayola Crayons - the 96 count was on Rollback and had some great bonus colors that Jude loves!
Crayola Washable Kids Paint - one key word here folks, WASHABLE!
Crayola Sidewalk Chalk - when writing on chalkboards I have found that the Outdoor Chalk is actually brighter and more colorful.

Creating a Colorful Garden Gift Basket Using Crayola Crayons and Sidewalk Chalk #ColorfulCreations #shop

Clay Terra Cotta Flower pots - we used 5 inch.
Flower, fruit or vegetable seeds of your choice.
Yarn or Ribbon.
Mini or small Garden tools.
Plant Stake Labels - the ones pictured already had chalkboard paint applied!
Blank Gift Tags.
Small Gift clear gift bags.


Have your child paint the Flower Pots with the Crayola Washable Kids Paint.  Make sure they put their own creativity into this project.  While Jude was painting we also discussed how mixing 2 colors creates a new color.  I love when he picks up on teachable moments in every day situations.  


This was the first time I used the Kids Paint from Crayola and I was really pleased.  The vibrant colors were great for the Terra Cotta Pots.  After we did this project Jude asked me to get HIS paint out so he could paint a picture for Daddy.  Adorable!  


While the flower pots dry, have your child create Gift tags using the Crayola Crayons.  I had Jude color the tags and then I wrote names on them for him.  He isn't at the age yet to be able to write names but he did make some pretty tags for his gift baskets!  


Once the Flower Pots are dry it is time to build your Garden Gift Basket!  Place your packets of seeds and the garden tool into the pot.  When we put these together we talked about how seeds start so small and then grow into something special if you water and take care of them.  The lessons I was able to have with Jude when we made these gifts were priceless.  Even in the cold winter months parents have the opportunity to have one on one arts and crafts time that can turn into life lessons.  


Using the Crayola Sidewalk Chalk label the pots with the type of seeds included in the basket on the chalkboard plant stake labels. Once labeled, add the stakes to the pots as well.  Don't mind my silly handwriting.  

Once everything is in the Flower Pot simply put it into the plastic bags and tie the handmade gift tags onto the Colorful Garden Gift Basket.  Your Colorful Craft is complete and ready for gifting!  

Creating a Colorful Garden Gift Basket Using Crayola Crayons and Sidewalk Chalk #ColorfulCreations #shop

Finding indoor activities is hard at times but with all of the great items that Crayola offers you will always have something to work on and find your #ColorfulCreations. 

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9 comments:

  1. What a fun and creative project. Turned out so cute!

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  2. These are the perfect gift for everyone here in Chicago right now while we are buried in snow and looking for hope of Spring coming soon. I love how these turned out and how educational this fun project was for your son. #client

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  3. Awww! These are too adorable! THey'd make great Mother's Day gifts, too! Brandi from Collective Bias

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  4. This is adorable! Such a great gift!!

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  5. I love this idea for a year end teacher gift!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  6. These are so cute! Would be great for Easter

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  7. Oh such an adorable idea for spring! I am always looking for fun crafts to do with Carter!

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  8. So cute and he looks so intense making them. Love it!

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