Monday, April 15, 2013

Our Flower Paintings Garden

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Last week we painted flowers using everyday utensils.  I showed our daffodil paintings last week so to follow are; orchids, roses and tulips.
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First we painted purple flowers, with the orchid as the main flower, using
drinking straws.
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One end of the large straw was slit and folded back so when it was dipped in paint then stamped on paper it left a 4, 5, or 6 point mark depending how many slits I cut.
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To add stems and leaves we used an eye dropper to drip green paint on to their pictures,
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then used a smaller straw to blow the paint around.
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Next we explored roses and used scouring pads to paint them with pink paint.
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And egg cartons cut into single cups dipped into white paint.
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We used the eye droppers to draw the stems.
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I found the little brown bottles and eye droppers at a recycling store in Vancouver.  They are the perfect size for the little one’s hands.
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Lastly we painted tulips.  I found this idea at Blog Me Mom.
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Forks are dipped into paint then pressed on to paper to make the flower.
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I made stem shapes from foam meat trays and glued a clothespin to the back for easy dipping in the paint.
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I guess we could of called all these paintings ‘kitchen’ art since all the implements
could be found in that room of the house.
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            How does your art garden grow?

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful indoor garden.
    I am going to have to try the tulip fork painting. Looks pretty cool.