Kids painting is a fun way to express creativity. But, it doesn’t always have to be with the traditional finger or water paints! This flower art is a unique kids painting activity for all ages to enjoy!
Kids Activities Blog is excited to welcome Shaunna from Fantastic Fun and Learning as Quirky Momma for the day. She is here to share a great idea of how to take freshly fallen flower petals and then use them to paint!
We love to paint, and we love exploring new painting techniques. Some of the painting activities we ™ve enjoyed recently are painting with corn kernels and pom poms. With spring approaching it was only a matter of time before we had to see what would happen if we tried to paint with flower petals.
First we pulled the petals off of one of our roses. This task alone was fun for the girls.
We also got a small bowl of water and some heavy card stock. I think the thicker the paper the better so that the paper doesn't shred too much from getting a bit wet. Poster board might also work well.
The girls placed the petals in the water to get them a little damp, and then they began experimenting.
Flower Art Activity
My oldest (age 4) wanted bright colors, so she really spent time pushing hard on the flower petals. She enjoyed the process and spent a while painting, but I think her little muscles got tired. She didn't paint as long as her sister.
Lovey (age 2) enjoyed the combination of the water and flower petals. For her it was almost like painting with water colors. Her markings were much lighter and the paper was more wet, but she spent a long time exploring and creating. She was also very excited that the water changed color during her painting.
Shaunna writes at Fantastic Fun and Learning about the hands-on activities and crafts she does with her 2 daughters and 2 little boys who join them for at home preschool. You can also find Shaunna on Twitter @Shaunna_FFL.