I love this lesson. It’s colorful, fun, expressive and best of all, easy to do! Looking at these beautiful student samples, it’s hard to believe the lesson takes just one thirty minute session. Trick is to have the supplies ready.
Here’s what you’ll need:
12″ x 18″ white paper
6″ x 9″ colored paper, scissors
old kitchen sponges cut into leaf shapes
plates of colored tempera paint.
Creating the vase takes the most time.
Let me just say right now, I have never had an entire kinder class master the art of folding and cutting a symmetrical shape. Inevitably, they will always cut too close to the fold line, resulting in a very tiny vase or they will cut on the wrong edge and end up with two halves. (Read my tutorial to get the gist of my meaning!). But cheer up, the project gets progressively easier after the vase is glued down.
I set out a bunch of cut-up kitchen sponges (petal shapes, circles, triangles, etc.) and brushes and let the kids create. Just look at those little hands in the picture below. How cute are they?
Here’s an important tip. For best results, do not place water containers on the tables. You might wonder how the kids clean their brushes? They don’t. Trust me on this. It’s better to have mixed-up paint than a sopping, water-logged painting. Tell the kids they can use all the sides of the sponges and if the paint colors mix together, that’s a good thing!
Kinder Flower Art
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