Mini Monets and Mommies: Kids' Flower Paint Print Art Activity

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kids' Flower Paint Print Art Activity

Kids’ print-making art activities are some of my favorites! At work (teaching children’s art classes), at home – I’ve done styrofoam plate prints, model magic prints and even flip-flop sandal prints. This time, it’s an easy spring craft: Flower paint prints.
Flower art

I had a bouquet of carnations that were heading towards looking not so hot. So, what better to use the carnations for than to make a flower print (literally – a print that looks like a flower). I was going to just use the paint-covered petals to make an exact copy, but then it kind of took on a life of its own. There was color-mixing, pattern-making and all kinds of artsy things.

I used craft foam as a base for the print (it’s a bit of a different material for your child to use – which makes it more fun!), but you can also use paper if that’s what you have on hand.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Craft foam (or paper)

·        Tempera paint

·        Flowers

·        Wax paper

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Pour the paint into puddles on the wax paper (it’s an inexpensive palette).

2.     Dip the flower’s head into the paint.
Paint project

3.     Press the painted flower onto the foam/paper to make a print.
Kids' crafts

4.     Repeat to make a flower shape (petals). Your child can mix colors together to make new ones. In this example, red and blue made purple.
Kids' project

Print-making project

That’s it! Your child can keep on printing, exploring different textures. Even though I used a carnation, that doesn’t mean you have to as well. Try dandelions (what else where you going to do with them anyway?) or anything else that you your child wants. If you don’t have or want to use the fresh versions, you can also try faux flowers. They may not work quite as well, but it’s a similar idea that results in a textured print.

Are you looking for more kids’ art activities? Follow my Pinterest board for ideas!
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