- 5 pots all the same size
- hot glue
- wooden base (we used the top of a stool)
- epoxy glue
1: We used the top of an old bar stool for the base of the pot soldier and painted it black. Then paint one pot black too.
2: Paint the rim of the second pot black and paint the below the rim blue.
3: Paint the rim of the 3rd pot black and paint below the rim red.
4: You do not need to paint the rim of the 4th pot. Paint below the rim a skin color.
5: You do not need to paint the rim of the 5th pot. Paint below the rim black.
6: After allowing lots of time for the pots to dry, it is time to embellish! We added a real belt around the waist, 6 gold buttons and we used ribbon to connect. The face is very simple. We used a sharpie for the eyes and mouth. Painted a simple triangle for the nose. The rosy cheeks and almond eye are felt. We used fake fur around the the rim of pot to embellish the hat. We put gold ribbon above the fur to fancy up his hat. The hat topper is actually 2 gold Christmas ornaments we found at Hobby Lobby for 1$.
7: The pots are heavy and only glued together with an epoxy glue. Moving them is difficult. We use a little red wagon to move the soldiers from place to place!
I think mini clay pot soldiers would be just as cute and way easier to handle!