First Flower Painting

This project makes for a great introduction to painting. And if you give students just the primary colors or red, yellow and blue, they can mix their own green.

1. Fold a tabloid or larger sheet of paper in half. Paint a blue vase in the center of the bottom half.

2. Paint 5 – 6 yellow dots in the top half of the paper.

3.  Paint red circle leaves around each flower.

4.  Use the yellow and blue paint to mix green and connect each flower to the vase. Add leaves where there is space.

6 Responses

  1. heather

    thank you so much for all of your amazing ideas. it was recommended to me and it is a goldmine of ideas! this is my first year to teach elem. art and i am so thankful for all of the projects. i know they will excite the kids and impress the parents!

  2. Julie

    I found your blog via – love your site. I’ll be refering to it in the future.

  3. I love the idea of folding the paper in half… I have never thought to have my kids do that… Thank for the idea :)

  4. That is a tough tendency to get over, even in older kids. I feel that if you see a small kid using the whole paper, you have found a kid who’s one step ahead in the art department.

  5. sara's art house

    Thank you so much for this wonderful blog!!!! These ideas are so great. I know I will use MANY of these projects with my kids. Keep up the great work!!!!

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