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
· Cotton balls
Here’s What to Do:
1. Paint the clothespins green. These will become the flower’s stems.
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.
3. Stack several different colors of tissue paper.
4. Cut the tissue into a circle, oval or amoeba-like shape to make the petals.
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!
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