Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Painting with Flowers

It's springtime! The flowers are blooming and the allergies are abound!!

For our small group rotations, we painted with flowers. We used fake flowers this year, although we've used fresh flowers in the past. Fresh flowers are really neat to use because we occasionally got some petals into our paintings.

Vocabulary- flowers

We gathered our materials
 Flowers, paper, different colored paints

The students requested their paper (I want paper) and then requested their paint (I want red, I want orange, etc).
We gave them the idea to just paint a couple of times with each flower, going up then down--that way, they could see the outline of their flower better. But, really, they could do it any way the wanted!
 The kids had lots of fun painting with flowers!
I think they came out pretty nice!


  1. I love this idea. I had seen stamping with flowers and have been wanting to try it. Did you use regular tempera paint?

  2. Gaby- Yes, just regular tempera paint!
    Thanks all!

  3. the kidlets in our preschool in nature class love painting with flowers, too! when we're studying birds we paint with feathers, when we're studying trees we paint with pine needles... using nontraditional, natural tools is always such great, messy, sensory-filled fun :)