Garden Pot Craft Kit
A lot of work...but worth it
These were much more work than I initially thought they would be....all of the pieces come unassembled...so you have to glue the wings of the butterflies onto the body, the frog onto his lily pad, the cat tail head to the stem, the bee body to the wings, etc....
However, THEY ARE ADORABLE when done! A little smaller than I thought they were but really cute as a take home favor! Hot glue gun works better and faster than craft glue...just an FYI.
May 14, 2009
This item looked adorable in the catalog and appeared that it would meet our needs perfectly. My intention was to allow attendees at an 8- year-old's birthday party to decorate a pot, plant a flower in it, and take it home as a party favor.
I paid extra for expedited shipping (my fault). The item arrived as stated, but the pots were so small and flimsy that we couldn't possibly use them as intended. Even if a small flower fit into the pot, it would tip over immediately.
June 10, 2014
Did not meet needs
The price was great and I frequently buy from you but this item was extremely small and none of the designs were able to be glued on. It was messy and we weren't able to present them. I ended up just throwing them all away.
May 22, 2014
Fun, but stickers don't stay on. Had to use lots of glue also.
These worked well for the planting a seed we had planned. However the sticky on the back of the decorations did not stick to the pots at all. We were finally able to use glue sticks and glob on pot, then put sticker into glue and let dry before could put dirt in. made project last longer than anticipated. Did look noce when finished.
May 21, 2014
Don't waste your money!
These are much smaller than pictured, and they are not the best quality. I would not purchase them again.
May 16, 2014
DIdn't realize the foam wasn't stickers
Product would get 5 stars if it came with foam stickers. Glue was too messy for large event and took a while to adhere to the curved pot. Otherwise the kids loved them
April 9, 2014
Too many problems
I bought these to make instead of goodie bags for my sons birthday party. You literally have to put the bugs wings on their body, and the flowers together. And unless you have a hot glue gun, don't even bother. I tried using elmer's glue, then craft glue to glue the pieces on the pot, and neither worked.
These took way too much time to put together. It would have been a little better if the bug and flower pieces came together already.
April 21, 2011
smaller than I thought
I was a little surprised when I got these on how small they were, but they worked for the group I had. They were not very sturdy, so some surpervision is required so the children don't crush them. Overall, a pretty good purchase, it was good for VBS.
July 20, 2010
Good idea, not great for little hands
We used these pots with an earth-themed event. They are small, but a good size for kids to plant seeds and take with them. They are not large enough for plants.
The pots are designed to be planted directly into the ground, but I think the foam decorations probably should not be planted. The foam decorations are very tiny and so small that the kids could not put them together very well. I would probably just get the pots and let the kids use markers or something else to decorate with next time.
August 10, 2009
Small and non-adhesive
I bought these as an Earth Day craft event and underestimated how small these really were. They do work well as pot starters for seeds but they just don't have the WOW factor that I was expecting. Picture a small kid holding up a pot that is smaller than a Dixie cup. The foam decorations they provide are really darling - except they aren't adhesive. Who has time to apply minute droplets of foam glue to these and then apply to a tiny pot? If you are doing this as a craft with small children (preschool) and they have patience, then this is fine. The quality of the pots and stickers is great - but the size is just not practical for anyone beyond the smallest of kids. As a result I ordered bigger pots through another vendor and used these as backup when I ran out.
June 20, 2009