Creative Child April 2019 - Page 39

Materials: • Empty plastic water or soda bottle • Paper roll • Paint brush • Brown paint • Floral-colored paints • Paper or plastic plates Directions: 1. Collect your materials needed. Try using a variety of bottle sizes and brands, the bottom of each bottle will create unique flower petal shapes! 2. Choose any paper length of your liking. Paint brown branches (or any colored branches, really) on a strip of roll paper. 3. Allow the branches to dry before you stamp on the flowers! While you wait, choose an array of colors to create the flower petals. You can take a nature walk and look at the wild flowers in your neighborhood for inspiration, check out some gardening books from the local library, or research types of flowers on your tablet. 4. On a plate, pour an ample dollop of paint you’ll be using to create the flowers. Dip the bottom of the empty bottle into the paint. This will be your floral stamp. 5. Stamp floral patterns along the branches with the dipped bottle. Encourage your child to use a variety of colors and bottle sizes and encourage their creative, artistic side! Once the branches are filled, set their work of art aside and let dry. A sunny windowsill will help these works of art dry in no time! 38