I saw this idea on line at playfullearning.net and decided to give it a try with my Messy Art group. I love activities that combine a variety of senses. The smell of the flowers and the bright paint colors is a great way to welcome inSpring. It was a great success with my little ones. We even features this project at our first Art Show!
You Will Need:
- Fresh Flowers
- Tempra paints
- Paper plates
- Card stock paper
Begin by providing each child with a piece of card stock paper and fresh cut flowers. Let them play with the flowers, smell them, pull the petals.
Put one color of paint in each paper plate and spread it out. (Don’t put too much paint)
Have children dip their flowers in the paint and stamp them across their paper, or twirl them or use the flower as a paintbrush!
While the paint is still a little wet, use one of the paint colors and squeeze out one line vertically down the edge of the page.
Use a ruler to drag the paint across the paper. If you feel you need more paint to drag all the way across the page, add another vertical line down the middle of the page.
Simple and beautiful!