Mini Monets and Mommies: Spring Flower Art Activity for Kids

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring Flower Art Activity for Kids

Spring flower crafts for the kids? Yep. It’s that time of year again. I stepped outside this morning, and suddenly my magnolia tree was in full bloom. It’s one of my favorite times of the year – unfortunately my son’s reaction is not quite the same. At 13, he knows the magnolia blooming means there is soon to be a yard filled with flower petals. Why doesn’t he love the snow-like bloom covering? Because he’s in charge of raking it all up. That said, sometimes a faux flower is more fun for a child than a real one.
Spring art

I’m not saying that you should nix the science and nature lessons. Spring is ideal for exploring the growth cycle and plants. Before beginning this activity, take a trip outside for a nature walk. Look at the flowers, asking your child a few questions such as: What colors do you see? What shapes are the flower petals? Where do you think the flower came from?

Now you’re ready to make some flower-powered art…

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Tissue paper

·        Tempera paint

·        Paintbrushes

·        Cotton balls

·        Scissors

·        Clothespins – The flat kind that don’t have clips.

Kids' activities
 

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Paint the clothespins green. These will become the flower’s stems.

Paint art
2.     Add some texture! Dip a cotton ball in white or yellow paint. Dot the paint onto the clothespin, leaving behind a patterned design. Your child can also finger paint.

Kids' art

Finger paint

3.     Stack several different colors of tissue paper.

4.     Cut the tissue into a circle, oval or amoeba-like shape to make the petals.

Kids' art
5.     Fold the paper stack in half.

6.     Cut a small slit (the size of the top of the clothespin) in the center of the tissue paper, across the fold.

7.     Open the paper up (there should be a slit in the center).

8.     Press the paper through the top of the clothespin (make sure that the paint is dry first).

9.     Fluff the tissue to create craft flower petals!
 

Art Activity
 
Are you looking for more spring crafts? Check out this Renoir-inspired flower painting, make paper flowers or create a landscape based on some of Van Gogh's finest works.
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4 comments:

  1. These are so sweet and so fun! I can't wait to try this with my son. :) You have been featured on Mama's Happy Hive blog! Thanks for linking up with "A Little Bird Told Me" Wednesday link party! :)

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  2. Super cute idea!! This would be great for Mother's Day! Thanks for linking up on Toddler Fun Friday!

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