This little project gets the kids outdoors in the fresh air to collect materials to paint with.
If that hasn’t worn the little rascals out, you can come home and create a fab flower picture from the bits and pieces you collected.
You can use whatever you find to create this little art work… okay, not dog poo, not even the hard white stuff!
In our case we went out into the park and found Dandelions growing in the grass. They are actually a weed and no one is going to complain if you pick the flower heads.
We also picked up small sticks and a couple of feathers kindly discarded by their former owners.
Use the feather or a brush to paint some greenish grass along the bottom of your paper.
Coat one side of a twig with brownish or green paint and print onto your paper to look like stems growing out of the grass.
Dip the Dandelion flowers into the paint – red or orange – some colour other than green or brown, and print onto the end of your stems.
Use the feather or the end of a leaf to paint some green leaves on the stems.
Let the little ones print with whatever they want and use the makeshift feather brush and flower head to create their own little works of art.
By all means see if they can recreate the adult version but they’ll get a lot of fun from experimenting with their own creations – and you will too.
Okay, so here’s the adult one, but I bet you can guess which version went on the fridge.
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