What better way to get kids involved in the garden than with their own custom tools? Let their little green thumb flourish and the fun begin.


  • Children’s garden tools
  • Painter’s tape
  • Sandpaper (optional)
  • Damp cloth (optional)
  • Primer
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic paint
  • Varnish (optional)


With painter’s tape, cover all parts you will not be painting on garden tools.

If the parts being painted are wooden, lightly sand them with sandpaper then wipe with a damp cloth to remove any sawdust, if desired.

Apply a coat of primer on the exposed parts of the tools and allow to dry completely. Once the primer has dried, apply a coat of paint. Let dry completely, then repeat with additional coats of paint, if necessary. If desired, apply a coat of varnish and let dry completely.


STAY SAFE: Please ensure this DIY is done in a well-ventilated area.

ORANGE & FIELD TIP: A watering can, painted to match the other garden tools, would make an adorable addition.