This summer we are getting festive with some easy DIY Mexican-style pottery. I’ve made it a point to add a little more culture into our everyday activities. This is a great way to spend time with family and to share more about our culture.
I always hear how difficult it is to keep the kids entertained in the summer. This is our first summer actually having to plan activities specifically for the kids. I know my kids enjoy being outdoors so I try to do a lot of our activities outside. The kids look forward to our time playing games, getting wet or doing some crafts! This is when I knew Mexican-style pottery would be a perfect activity for the whole family.
As a child I remember my grandmother had a porch full of potted plants and even shade provided by beautiful plants with small flowers. The atmosphere was so peaceful and I loved looking at her plants. What I loved most about her potted plants were the designs. They were bright and very detailed.
I wanted to create a similar space for the kids this summer but with a modern and personal touch. I showed them different patterns and had bold earthy colors for them to decorate their terracotta mini pots. Our activity was easy and was perfect for our afternoon family time.
Consider adding some festive colors to your outdoor space by creating these super easy and fun Mexican-style patterned pottery!
What are you creating this summer? How do you add a little culture into your activities?
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