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Painting with Flowers: Nature Art for Kids

Painting with Flowers: Nature Art for Kids

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Spring is here and that means warmer weather, flowers, sunshine, and painting outdoors! We spent the afternoon on the patio painting with flowers today and the kids had an absolute blast creating their art with nature. Read on to discover just how easy and fun it is!

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What You’ll Need

  • Flowers (real or synthetic)
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Paper plate

What to Do

Begin by gathering a few flowers.

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Next, squirt some paint onto a paper plate or paint pallet.

Then, dip your flower into the paint. While we prefer to use real flowers, if you aren’t able to do so, synthetic flowers should work just fine.

You may even enjoy going on a nature scavenger hunt with this fun free nature printable!

After painting with flowers, continue the fun with even more nature art from a fellow blogger.


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At first, our oldest wanted to use only one paint color but before long, she decided it was much more fun to experiment with color mixing.

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Once you’ve completed your painting, you may also enjoy these drawing ideas for kids from a fellow blogger.

Meanwhile, our younger one decided she wanted to actually incorporate the flower petals into her artwork. She took off one petal at a time, dipped them each into a different color of paint, and carefully placed them on her paper.

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It wasn’t long before they both started to really get into their nature art and decided if the petals were fun to paint with, maybe the stems would be too!

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In fact, they were having so much fun painting with flowers that I decided I had to get in on the fun as well.

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You may also enjoy these fall tracing worksheets from a fellow blogger.

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As much fun as we all had painting with flowers, what I really loved as well was how beautiful and colorful the flowers that we had painted with were. I let them sit overnight to dry and then put them in a vase in the morning. Instant room happiness. 🙂

You may also enjoy these Trees Nature Journal printables from a fellow blogger.

Or, you may be interested in this free plant life cycle worksheet from a fellow blogger.

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Have you ever incorporated nature into your art? Let us know in the comment section below.

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