This paint your own pottery party for kids is so easy to put together, and a HIT with kids! Everyone gets to make and take home a creation or two. This post contains affiliate links.
If you like this party idea you might also like our painting party for kids. Each child went home with their own canvas to hang in their bedroom!
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Years ago Kaylee had a ceramics party and each guest went home with a cute puppy bank. It was such a blast so we decided to do it again—-with more of a pottery studio vibe.
Paint Your Own Pottery Party for Kids
We placed an order with Oriental Trading and had just about everything we needed. The weather has been gorgeous here so we decided to have the entire party outside.
Suppplies and Decor
I found this cute display stand and knew it would be perfect to hold acrylic paint.
I wanted the party to have a pottery studio vibe so I purchased 3 different varieties of unfinished pottery. The guests were able to choose out 3-4 things to paint and take home. The cost of the party and the amount of pieces that each guest will be able to bring home all depends on how many kids are at the party. We had 5.
I also had place mats, paper plates, paint brushes, paint palettes and cups of water for washing paint brushes for each guest.
The goal was for each guest to go home with a few pieces of finished pottery. Our party was 3 hours long.
We spent the first hour and a half painting then had pizza and played in the backyard while everything dried.
Tip: use a blow dryer to dry paint faster!
45 minutes before the party ended I coated everything in glossy clear spray paint. It was a warm night and everything dried quickly.
We packaged the finished pottery pieces in white gift bags and the kids were so excited to show their families what they had made. Many made gifts for their siblings.
How To Host a Pottery Party for Kids
Paint Your Own Pottery Party For Kids
- blow dryer
- Set out a variety of unfinished pottery pieces. You can get these from Oriental Trading (1 dozen per package) or stop by your local craft store.
- Each child received an apron, place mat, paper plate, and paint palette.
- Paint pottery with acrylic paint.
- Allow about an hour for painting and 90 minutes for drying (including the clear coat of spray paint at the end). If you are painting outside, it dries pretty quickly! I just like allowing a little extra time for kids who like to glob on extra thick coats of paint.
- Have an area for finished projects to dry. A blow dryer speeds up this process.
- Spray each finished project with a coat or two of glossy clear spray paint.
- Package pottery in paper gift bags for easy transport.