Process Art ~ Painting with flowers
My kids love painting, especially exploring new painting techniques. A few of our favorite painting activities often are created after a walk in nature. This time we were inspired on a walk home from the park, we discovered a large area of clover flowers. We decided to bring a few home for a simple art project. The kids had so much fun painting with flowers that we will have to do it again soon.
You will need:
- Flowers ~ we used clover flowers we picked
A simple invitation to play and create:
I trimmed the stems of the flowers, leaving just enough for a handle. Leaving the flower head to be used as the paint brush.
We found it worked best to use the flowers like stamps. Leaving beehive a simple print on the paper. However, the kids also enjoyed printing, swishing, dragging and twirling their little paint covered flowers.
This simple activity encourages kids to explore their creativity and imagination. Being an open ended activity, there is lots of room for kids to explore the transferred flower patterns, color mixing and the fun of creating shapes and pictures without restrictions or expectations.
I couldn’t resist taking a picture of the little paint pots.
A perfect art activity for preschoolers.
If you loved this simple activity, then you will love my Painting without brushes Pinterest board. It is PACKED full of creative ways to paint with kids. Leave the brushes in the cupboard, and experiment with fun new ways to paint!
When a few of the older kiddos came home, they had a blast painting with flowers as well. I love this simple fireworks display that one of them created. They used the edge of a strip of cardboard to create the lines. Beautiful!!! I guess this activity is not just for preschoolers after all;)