Water Challenge

How to make a polar bear plant pot!

Reuse an old plastic bottle by creating this paw-some craft in five easy steps!

Top tip: Crafting is a fun way to create something special together as a family. Make sure an adult helps with any difficult steps, like using scissors.

What you’ll need:

  • Large water bottle
  • Black marker 
  • Scissors
  • White acrylic paint and paint-brush
  • Small potted plant, or soil and seeds

 

STEP 1

OUTLINE

Mark out your polar bear’s head and ears on the bottle. Make sure it will be deep enough to place your plant inside. 

STEP 2

CUT

Cut around your polar bear, getting an adult to help you—the plastic can be tough.

STEP 3

PAINT

Paint the outside of the bottle with white acrylic paint. Leave to dry. You may need to add another coat or two.

STEP 4

DECORATE

When it’s dry, use the markers to add detail to the ears, eyes, mouth, nose, and whiskers. 

STEP 5

PLANT

Place a small potted plant inside the polar bear, or add some potting soil and plant a few seeds. Check out the seed packet for instructions.

 

Top tip

 

Crafting is a fun way to create something special together as a family. Make sure an adult helps with any difficult steps, like using scissors.

 

water challenge craft

Did you know?

Be sure to take care of your plant by watering it regularly.
Did you know that like plants, we need water too?
Stay hydrated by drinking water regularly throughout the day — glug, glug, glug!

 

 

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