Decoupage for Kids

Last Updated on May 19, 2021 by ellen

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Check out these resources for decoupage for kids. Try this easy kids decoupage project and create a decoupage flower pot with your child.

I love decoupage because it’s a wonderful way to repurpose and upcycle things that I already have around the house. 

I originally learned how to decoupage when I wanted to do a bit of egg decorating but didn’t want to dye them. Now, it’s become one of my favorite crafts.

Check out these resources for decoupage for kids. Try this easy kids decoupage project and create a decoupage flower pot with your child.

Decoupage for Kids

Decoupage is one of those crafts that’s really easy enough for anyone to do. It’s quite forgiving if you make a mistake which means that it’s great for children. 

Even though this is a great craft for kids, you will need to supervise younger children. You don’t want to leave them alone in the kitchen with a bottle of Mod Podge and a paintbrush. 

You never know what you’ll come back to.

Can kids do decoupage?

Yes, even a younger child can make this type of craft project. There are very few craft materials needed and it’s a wonderful way for them to express their creativity.  Plus, your child can finish the project in a relatively short time.

flower pot and mod podge supplies on a white background

Materials for decoupage for kids

This project uses a flower pot as the base. But, you could easily use a wooden box, a slab of wood, or a coffee can.  Or, why not decoupage a cardboard box?

You will also need:

  • Mod Podge 
  • Paintbrush
  • Decorative napkins
  • Scissors
  • Sealer (if used outside)

What type of napkins are best for decoupage?

You can really use any type of paper napkin when you decoupage. But, I find that decorative napkins work best. So, look for napkins with flower patterns or another type of design. here are a few options.

a decoupaged flower pot in the grass

What can I use for decoupage paper?

If you don’t have paper napkins, you can also use tissue paper. All you need is a few sheets of the type of tissue paper you use to wrap presents.

It can be plain or patterned. You may need to do more than one layer if it is too thin.

Which Mod Podge to use for decoupage for kids?

There are lots of different types of Mod Podge. I use the original version in the orange bottle.  You can get it right here on Amazon.

step by step photos to decoupage a flower pot

Instructions:

  • Using a foam brush, apply a layer of Mod Podge around the outside of the pot.
  • Unfold the napkin, flip it upside down, and place the pot in the center of it.
  • Cut a slit along the seam of the napkin, until the scissors meet the pot.
  • Wrap one corner of the napkin up the pot, add some Mod Podge to the inside rim, then fold the napkin over into the rim. Repeat this step for all four corners of the napkin.
  • Once the pot is covered in the napkin, apply a layer of Mod Podge around the entire outside of the pot, as well as the inside rim, and the outside of the bottom of the pot.
  • Allow it to dry.
  • You may need to do another coat of Mod Podge.

Check out these resources for decoupage for kids. Try this easy kids decoupage project and create a decoupage flower pot with your child.

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Decoupage Flower Pot for Kids

Check out these resources for decoupage for kids. Try this easy kids decoupage project and create a decoupage flower pot with your child.

Check out these resources for decoupage for kids. Try this easy kids decoupage project and create a decoupage flower pot with your child.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 15

Materials

  • 3-4 inch diameter clay pot
  • Decorative napkin (this one is from Dollar Tree)
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
  • Sealer (optional if using outside)**

Tools

  • scissors

Instructions

  1. Using a foam brush, apply a layer of Mod Podge around the outside of the pot.
  2. Unfold the napkin, flip it upside down, and place the pot in the center of it.
  3. Cut a slit along the seam of the napkin, until the scissors meet the pot.
  4. Wrap one corner of the napkin up the pot, add some Mod Podge to the inside rim, then fold the napkin over into the rim. Repeat this step for all four corners of the napkin.
  5. Once the pot is covered in the napkin, apply a layer of Mod Podge around the entire outside of the pot, as well as the inside rim, and the outside of the bottom of the pot.
  6. Allow it to dry.
  7. You may need to do another coat of Mod Podge.

Notes

**If you plan to use the pot outside, you may want to seal it with something like Krylon Sealer Clear Finish Spray.

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