With spring in the air this simple process art activity is great to do with your toddlers and preschoolers. We’re going to leave the paint brushes aside and use some flower to paint with instead. Using bright colours this is such a fun way for your little ones to get creative. So pick some flower, set out some paints and let’s get arty this spring with painting with flowers.

Spring Flower Painting Fun Art Activity for Tots Pinterest Image from Rainy Day Mum

Spring Process Art

Process art is very different than the normal toddler and preschool crafts that you see instead of making a project with an end point in mind it allows your child to explore techniques, get creative and enjoy the freedom to just do art for fun.

colourful flower prints on a piece of paper

We’ve painted with toys before which was fun, but using nature is another great way to explore art before. With the flowers coming up and children that love to pick them if you end up with a bunch then why not use some to get creative.

Be warned that this can get a little messy, but if you set up your art area with an easy to clean cloth and suitable clothing for your tots then you will be fine.

Painting with Spring Flowers

After setting up a suitable area where your kids can get messy it’s time to have some fun with this simple spring activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

Materials Needed for Painting with Flowers

set up for painting with flowers in the spring ideal for toddlers and preschoolers
  • Paints – for toddlers and preschoolers we love using these paints
  • Paint Pallete or plate – check out this one which is similar to the one we have
  • Lots of Paper
  • Flowers

How to Paint with Flowers with Your Toddler or Preschooler

1. Pour paint onto a paper plate. Leave space between your paint colors, or if you want to achieve a mixed color look, pour paint near the center of the plate where the colors touch each other.

stamping a carnation on white paper with red paint for a simple process art activity for tots

2. Carefully dab the flower into the paint and stamp it on the paper. You can use a set of flower, or the same flower let your little one explore

rainbow flower painting child mixed colours on a paint palette with a carnation to create vibrant colours

3. Create fun designs around the paper! Set aside and allow the painting to dry, then display in your home or classroom

painting with flower on a piece of paper with colourful paints

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Process Art Paint with Flower for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Simple spring process art activity for toddlers and preschoolers to paint with flowers
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time13 mins
Keyword: painting with flowers, Process Art Activity, spring art activity, spring art for toddlers and preschoolers
Author: Cerys Parker

Equipment

  • Messy Art Supplies to keep the area clean
  • Washable Pallette for the paints

Materials

  • Washable Craft Paints
  • Flowers you can cut the stems to make it easier for your child to hold
  • Paper

Instructions

  • Pour paint onto a paper plate. Leave space between your paint colors, or if you want to achieve a mixed color look, pour paint near the center of the plate where the colors touch each other.
    set up for painting with flowers in the spring ideal for toddlers and preschoolers
  • Carefully dab the flower into the paint and stamp on the paper. Use alternate flowers if you don’t want the paint colors to mix.
    stamping a carnation on white paper with red paint for a simple process art activity for tots
  • Create fun designs around the paper!
    colourful flower prints on a piece of paper
  • Set aside and allow the painting to dry, then display in your home or classroom

Video

Spring Process Art Painting with Flowers Pinnable image from Rainy Day Mum
Author
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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