Thinking Day is right around the corner and our Girl Scout Troop picked Greece as our country this year. I am a huge fan of Greek Art and Architecture and really wanted to share this appreciation with my troop. I knew I wanted to do a project that involved “pottery” but the thought of anything breakable with 5-8 year olds scared me. I visited the Dollar Tree and they had their spring stuff out and saw seed starter “pots” I knew immediately how I could do this project with my troop.
- Plastic Seed Starter Pots (they came in a pack of 12)
- Magic Markers (I bought both Sharpies® and the cheap ones that come 4 in a pack)
We did put paper towels down and went over proper “marker usage” (not drawing on themselves or others). I also showed them examples of Greek Vases that were geometric vases and vases that depicted stories. I encouraged them to use their imagination and creativity to create a beautiful vase for all to enjoy. I handed them each one marker, one pot and let them get to work on their beautiful creations.
Total Cost: $6.00
Total Time: 15 minutes depending on the child
I was told by several girls in my troop this was their favorite project so far and they also learned about a really cool country.