After the cold and snowy winter we have had here we are all so excited for the First Day of SPRING today. To celebrate we had fun making this colorful 3 Dimensional Spring Flowers Project to brighten up the house. The girls and I always love doing Salad Spinner projects. It is so much fun to see the globs of paint spread out all over the paper. When I was trying to think up a fun and different way to make flowers the salad spinner was the first thing that came to mind. I absolutely LOVE how this project came out and the girls had so much fun working on it today!
For this project we used Water Color Paper, Blue Liquid Watercolors (these are my favorite paints!), Green Striped Plastic Drinking Straws, Cardstock and Washable Kids Paint. You can use a Spin Art Set if you have one but we chose to use our Salad Spinner today. I got mine at Ikea for $2.99 and it is amazing!
First, I put a piece of watercolor paper on a backing tray, sprayed it with water to moisten it and then had the girls paint the whole piece with their blue liquid watercolors.
Next, they took turns (since we only have one salad spinner) dropping slightly watered down paint onto a piece of paper at the bottom of the salad spinner.
Once they were happy with how much paint they dropped onto the paper we put the top on and the girls spun away!
I loved watching them help each other with this part. They took turns holding the salad spinner down while the other spun it.
Juliette checking to make sure it us just the way she wants it.
After they made their spin art, I used a hair dryer to quickly dry the paint (the most amazing tip thanks to Jackie @ Happy Hooligans). Then I traced around these flower cookie cutters we have and cut them out.
I had the girls trim the bottom off of one of the straw then I glued the flower onto the top part of a bendy straw, this way it could be moved all around and kind of sticks up from the paper to give it a more 3 dimensional effect. Then we glued the whole straw onto the blue water colored paper. (I did the gluing for this part since we were using a hot glue gun)
The girls cut fringe on a strip of green construction paper to add some grass and leaves to their flowers.
We had so much fun working on this project, doesn't it get you so excited for SPRING!!
For another cute flower craft be sure to check out our Cupcake Liner Flowers.
This week I'm linking up to:
The Kids Co-Op, Show-and-Share Saturday, Link & Learn, Share it Saturday, Mom's Library, The Sunday Showcase, Tuesday Tots, Preschool Corner &5K, We Made That.
Oh,how pretty!! I love them! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!
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