One of my favorite parts of spring is watching the flowers pop up. I especially love the hints of yellow in the yard, and the dandelion bouquets my youngest brings me. This week we collected some of those spring flowers and used them to do a little painting with flowers.
Springtime walks are one of our favorite activities. You can check out all the signs of spring, from birds singing to the colorful flowers popping up. And, if your child is anything like mine, you will find yourself collecting a few flowers along the way. Why not use them in this fun process art activity?
- Acrylic Paint
- Paper Plate
- Paint Brush (optional)
Start off with a collection of spring flowers….
We tried anemone, dandelions, a branch from the pussy willow bush, and even a couple daffodils. The dandelions were a huge favorite! (We soon discovered that we needed more than we originally picked — let your little one go crazy picking flowers!)
To make painting with flowers easier, pour a small amount of paint onto your paper plate. Your child can dip the flowers in to the paint and make prints. Dandelions are great for this!
For the more fragile flowers, like the anemone, use a paint brush to apply the paint to the petals.
The pictures they made were beautiful!
Painting with flowers is a wonderful craft to follow up a spring walk with the kids.
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