Monday, April 15, 2013
Last week we painted flowers using everyday utensils. I showed our daffodil paintings last week so to follow are; orchids, roses and tulips.
First we painted purple flowers, with the orchid as the main flower, using
One end of the large straw was slit and folded back so when it was dipped in paint then stamped on paper it left a 4, 5, or 6 point mark depending how many slits I cut.
To add stems and leaves we used an eye dropper to drip green paint on to their pictures,
then used a smaller straw to blow the paint around.
Next we explored roses and used scouring pads to paint them with pink paint.
And egg cartons cut into single cups dipped into white paint.
We used the eye droppers to draw the stems.
I found the little brown bottles and eye droppers at a recycling store in Vancouver. They are the perfect size for the little one’s hands.
Lastly we painted tulips. I found this idea at Blog Me Mom.
Forks are dipped into paint then pressed on to paper to make the flower.
I made stem shapes from foam meat trays and glued a clothespin to the back for easy dipping in the paint.
I guess we could of called all these paintings ‘kitchen’ art since all the implements
could be found in that room of the house.
How does your art garden grow?