Painting With Flowers

flowers This activity demonstrates how it is possible to paint using objects other than paint brushes.

Goals:

  • To make a colorful collage using fresh spring flowers
  • To experiment with different ways to paint and create art

Before You Start: Gather materials needed: Large sheets of paper, paint in a variety of colors, paper plates, and fresh flowers. Gerbera daisies are recommended, but you can experiment with any other types of flowers you have available.

Let's Get Started! Step 1. Cut the stems of your flowers to about 3" long.

Step 2. Pour a very thin layer of paint onto a paper plate, one color per plate.

Step 3. Gently dip one of the flowers into the paint, then carefully press the flower onto the paper.

Step 4. Repeat using different colors of paint to create an exciting collage!

Furthermore: Discuss how it is possible to paint using different objects that aren't paint brushes. Demonstrate how a flower can be printed multiple times after it is dipped in paint, but that each time the imprint is a little lighter. Sometimes petals might fall off onto the paper, which can look nice, too!

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