Summer time is a great time to take painting fun outdoors. I gave my toddler some cut flowers that were about past their prime to make beautiful pictures with. This paint with flowers project is a fun process art project for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first graders, and up! Use this summer activity for preschoolers to help kids explore mixing paint, texture, and more while making a unique work of art.
Paint with flowers
This paint with flowers activity is such a simple and fun painting activity for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students. As chidren try this hands-on process art they will explore how different types of flowers leave different impressions and will explore mixing paint and creating a pretty flower painting.
Flower art projects
We set-up on the kids outdoor table. I just unrolled some butcher paper to cover it since Toddlers tend to make their art all over.
Summer Activities for Toddlers
I put a couple of blogs of washable paint on the butcher paper next to the flowers.
Summer Activities for Preschoolers
Now it’s time for the toddler to create artwork worthy of our beautiful summer day!
Summer Art Projects
Notice all the different size and textures of flowers my toddler has to choose from.
The flower brush itself is a work of art!
Here are the big beautiful flower prints it made.
The 2 year old artist hard at work. This was such a simple, fun project. The perfect summer sensory activity for my toddler!
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