This afternoon I have some beautiful flower inspired art and crafts for you! Flowers are such a perfect subject for art – there are so many colours, patterns, shapes and textures to be inspired by! What is your favourite flower? I love tulips and poppies!
Flower Art and Craft Activities
Bubble Paint Hydrangeas
Mixed Media Flowers
These mixed media flowers from Buggy and Buddy are super! I love projects that use bits and pieces that you might have at home – newspaper, cardboard, scraps of paper! These are great for all ages too!
Colourful Flower Collage
Collages are always fun, and a good way to use old magazines or scrap paper. I love this multi coloured flower from Hands On as We Grow. Perhaps you could use the Takashi Murakami flowers as your outline, and colour them in brightly coloured collage paper!
Flower Printing - Four Ways
Here are four ways to use printmaking techniques to make beautiful flowers!
These ideas are great, especially for younger children. Which one will you try?
Bottle Cap Flower Sculptures
More recycled art! These bottle top flowers are lovely – you could make lots and lots of different coloured flowers and fill your garden with them! You could even make a bouquet and give them to a friend.
How about colour each petal a different colour, and pop a smiling face in the middle, and make a Murakami style flower?
Egg Carton Flowers
Kandinsky Paper Flowers
Kandisnky is a great artist for kids to study, as his work is based on colour and shape, and how they work together. I really love this paper craft inspired by Wassily Kandinsky from Twitchetts. Click the post to see how they did it.
Flower Petal Mandalas
How about using actual flowers to make some beautiful mandalas?
Mandala simply translates to “circle”. Mandalas are used in some spiritual practices, like Buddhism and Hinduism, as a way of meditating. They also symbolise the continual circle of life, and the connection between our inner selves and the outside world. They are also very beautiful and can teach us about symmetry, geometry, and composition. Have a go!
There are lots of ways to use pebbles to make flower sculptures – these are three that I have found! I love the natural colours, but the painted flowers are very beautiful too! Have a go with some pebbles or stones in your garden or perhaps you could find some on a walk, or at the beach?
I’d love to see anything you make today!
I have an extra film for you to watch today, instead of reading… it is perfect for today’s topic and is very beautiful… enjoy!
You could go back to the drawing workshop for your journal pages today, or here are some other ideas:
- Fill your page with flowers of all shapes, sizes and colours
- Have a go at flower pressing..
- Write a list of all your favourite flowers, or see how many flowers you can think of – perhaps turn it into a little game with your family to see who can think of the most in a certain amount of time?
- Can you make some flower people? Give them faces and names…
- Write an acrostic poem using FLOWERS
- Design a flower garden on your page, label or colour it in…