We’re fully embracing the warm summer weather and having fun with some summer crafting. It’s lovely to see our garden bursting with colour and we decided to pick some flowers and try painting with them. The children were excited about painting with something other than a sponge or paint brush.
Painting with flowers materials:
Flowers or leaves
We headed out into the garden and looked for flowers we could pick. We found daisies and dandelions and other things I don’t know the name of. We picked them with enough stalk to hold on to, like a paint brush. Then we poured paint into the paint tray.
My 4 year old enjoyed using the flower heads as a paint brush.
We talked about the different flowers and if they made a suitable paint brush. He made patterns on the paper and I just left him to be as creative as he wanted to be.
He built up layers using the different flowers until they began to disintegrate, and explored mixing colours.
This is a lovely simple craft, we’ve tried it with leaves too but it was pretty messy and not nearly so satisfying.