Spring Flowers

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Even though spring appears to have finally arrived, I still have this nagging feeling that the warmer weather is just temporary, and the fact that I ditched my socks yesterday may not last. Clearly, the lasting effects of a traumatic winter are lingering, so a good dose of flower making should help.

Materials

  • watercolour paper
  • watercolour paint or watered down tempera
  • paint brushes
  • pencil
  • circle template or substitute eg. cup
  • scissors
  • fine black marker
  • tape
  • coloured popsicle sticks

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Instructions

1. Determine how big you would like to make your flowers, and draw the appropriate sized circles on a sheet of watercolour paper, using a pencil. If you don’t have a circle template, you can use a cup, etc.

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2. Using watercolour paint, or watered down tempera, paint within the circle using one or more colours. Leaving some areas without paint will make the flower more interesting. While the paint is still wet, add a small amount of black paint in the centre. Allow to dry.

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3. Using a fine black marker, draw the petals of a flower within the circle, and close to the edge. Add in as much detail as you like.

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4. Cut out the circles.

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5. Attach coloured popsicle sticks to the back of the flowers using tape.

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17 Comments

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17 responses to “Spring Flowers

  1. This is a lovely idea. I’m always on the look-out for simple and creative crafts for kids. What age group would you say this is ideal for?

    • Thanks Angela! This is a great craft for many ages. As long as younger children can hold a paintbrush and marker, they can do this, although a little help cutting out the flowers may be necessary. Older kids can simply add more details.

  2. These flowers are stunning! Thanks for sharing this tutorial at the After School Linky Party!

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  4. I came over from Serenity You’s link-up. I’ll have to do this with the kids this summer. I’ve pinned it! I have a link up going on today too at Creative K Kids.

  5. I love water colors and these are super cute! Certainly should chase any sign of winter away. lol! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  6. These are beautiful! Featuring you tomorrow on Family Fun Friday. Thanks for linking up!

  7. I love what you did with these flowers!! Beautiful. Best wishes, Linda

  8. I like this because young kids can have the satisfaction of making something that looks good without a lot of skill.

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