You know how the saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers", and during Wee Create Spring Session classes we have certainly covered both rain and flowers! However, if you're rained in, you can do art projects at home.
Here is one we have done at the Studio which is fun, success-guaranteed, and easy to try at home! One of my most favorite spring/summer process-art activities is painting with flowers! It is super easy, works for all age groups, is inexpensive, and always looks good! All you need are some simple flowers. I get mine from either Trader Joe's or Aldi. They always have a good selection, and they are reasonably priced!
We use tempera paints. They are washable and come in such good colors. Simply cut the flowers with a bit of stem for holding the flower, and stamp away. For this particular lesson, we made our flowers look like they are floating in puddles! After we stamped our flowers, we took some light blue paint and squeezed a line of paint at one end of our flower print paper. Then, use a ruler, and slide the paint down over the whole paper. You don't need to wait for the flower prints to dry; they smear a bit, but add to the look of floating in water! Always a beautiful result!
This technique is fun for all involved! Hope you will try this at home with your little ones, and create some Spring memories and masterpieces!