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 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.
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
- 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
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.
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
3. Create fun designs around the paper! Set aside and allow the painting to dry, then display in your home or classroom
More Spring Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Spring Craft to make a 3D daffodil picture
- Outdoor activities for toddlers and preschoolers
- Simple bird nest maths for tots
More Process Art Activities to Try at Home
Process Art Paint with Flower for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Messy Art Supplies to keep the area clean
- Washable Pallette for the paints
- Washable Craft Paints
- Flowers you can cut the stems to make it easier for your child to hold
- 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.
- 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.
- Create fun designs around the paper!
- Set aside and allow the painting to dry, then display in your home or classroom
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.