Monday, May 6, 2013

Filter Flowers :: Preschool Craft for Spring

Growing up, my family was always pretty artsy and my mama always had items on hand to make one craft or another. Creativity is definitely a part of who I am, and to keep in that vein with my kiddos, we have been creating a bin of random items that can be used for last minute crafts. We made these quick and easy flowers recently, and they now are decorating my front room windows. Everyone (even B, who is 15 months) was able to join in on the fun in making them.

You'll need:

coffee filters
paint - watercolors work best
a cup for dirty paint water
paint brushes + sponges
green construction paper + glue (optional)

Set up an area that you don't mind getting a little messy. Dampen the sponges + brushes with water, dip into the paint, and apply to the filters. Watch as the colors spread into one another.

You can teach simple color mixing with this craft - do a dot of blue and a dot yellow watercolors near one another, and watch as they run together to create green!

Let flowers dry thoroughly before hanging.

If you want, cut leaves out of the green construction paper, and glue to the back of the flowers.

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