In anticipation of Spring, the kids in my life have been exploring art projects through a spring theme.
Look what we made last week!
Blossom trees using the outline of an arm as the tree trunk.
All you need:
brown and baby blue construction paper
pencil for tracing
scissors for cutting
pink and white tempura paint
your finger for dabbing
1. Trace your arm onto brown paper.
2. Cut out arm shape.
3. Glue to blue paper.
4. Dip finger in pink paint and dab onto picture to make blossoms.
5. Ditto with the white paint.
I made these at school with my students first and then brought home supplies to make them with Little B and Little H. They loved it!
And then we made paper plate, tissue flowers!
Supplies: paper plates, colourful tissue paper, white glue,
green straws or pipe cleaners.
1. Choose the colour of your flour. Green for the center and leaves on the stem. I chose blue for the petals. Cut out tissue paper into small rectangular strips.
2. Then glue a green tissue circle to the center of the circle to cover the edges of the blue strips.
3. Securely tape a green straw or pipe cleaner to the back of the paper plate/
4. Attach two green leaves at the bottom of the stem. ( Cut out a small green circle, cut out a triangle section at the top of the circle, and then glue it to the stem.)
Both of these art projects went up on display both in my classroom and then again at home. The paper plate flowers were more challenging for my girls so extra assistance from mama was required.
Overall, two very successful Spring-ish art projects you can do with children 6 years-old and up.
Try them at home with your own kids!