As promised, I've got a fun and easy way to cover flower pots...a freezer paper wrap decorated by your child. These would be great to present a Mother's Day or Teacher Appreciation gift.
Add a coloring card and letter to the principal, and you've got a cute and easy personalized gift. (I have to say it was the nice letter that Firecracker's teacher mentioned in her email...not the flower wrap...so don't skip the letter!)
template to make a cover for a typical 4 in. flower pot here but you can easily make your own for a different size pot.
You don't really need the template, but it will help your child know where they can draw so that the picture isn't lost in the folds. Trace the template on two opposite edges of the paper side.
So that it should look like this. (Sorry the pencil lines are light...I didn't want them to show after she was done coloring.)
Have your child draw on it. Make sure they know which sides will end up being "up" when it goes on the pot. (We ended up with some upside down ones.)
Put your pot in the middle of the paper. Then put a little roll of tape in the middle of all for edges.
Fold up each of the four sides.
Then fold the extra paper around the edges so that your child's pictures show.