Are spring flowers on your mind? Okay, so there still may be some chilly weather (and maybe even some snow) in places. But, we’re all looking forwards to spring. Right? Your child can get ready for the new season, and explore the artistic process, with this recycled egg carton activity!
Kids Paint Splatter Art Activity Flower Craft
Here’s what you’ll need for the art activity:
- Egg cartons (the cardboard type)
- Clear-drying school glue
- Green craft felt
- Card stock or thick paper
- Water color paint
- A thin paint brush
Cut the egg carton into sections. Each section will become one flower head.
Position the egg carton section with the bottom facing down. Cut slits from the top going downwards. Have your child stop before she gets to the bottom of the carton. The more slits she makes, the more petals she’ll have on her flower. Bend the cardboard to separate the sections (the
Prepare the painting surface. Cover it with a garbage
little artist used them. Chances are she splattered everything. As your child is
painting, ask her to experiment with using different amounts of paint and water.
Have her predict what will splatter better – more water and less paint or more
paint and less water. After she tries out the splattering and makes observations
she can try to explain which one worked better and why. If it’s not splattering
enough, your child can hold the brush horizontally over the cardboard and gently
tap the top.
Glue the egg carton to the card stock paper – after the
thinks these look like (a long, thin rectangle and ovals). Glue the stem and leaves to the paper, just under the egg carton.
Keep going. Your child can make an entire field of paint