Showing posts with label painting projects. Show all posts
Showing posts with label painting projects. Show all posts

Sunflower Stamped Pumpkin Patch Art

 

This adorable pumpkin patch art is great for kids of all ages! Made with simple supplies like paint, paper and a sunflower head, this is a great way to create art using nature!




Harper and I love to paint together. We have been crafting side by side since she was just a tiny toddler, strapped into a high chair for safety. We have painted pineapples, apples, baskets of fruit and even Christmas trees. We usually use corks to create our process art, but we had a bouquet of sunflowers that had seen better days, and well, inspiration hit.

We decided our fridge just had to have a pumpkin patch scene. We are all about creating refrigerator masterpieces 

Supplies:

Orange paint

Green paint

A sunflower head

White paper

A paper plate


Pour orange paint and a small amount of green paint onto a paper plate.



Invite your child to press the sunflower head into the orange paint.

Encourage your child to press the sunflower onto the paper.



Use a stem, petal, or other small item to form the stem of the pumpkin with the green paint.

Allow the paint to dry, then



These were so much fun to make! And I think they turned out really cute! Harper was very proud of her efforts. Preschoolers can handle this project, as well as elementary aged kids like Harper. Your kids might also like to draw little pumpkin faces on these after they have dried.


I hope you get a chance to try this project with your family, it is the perfect project for a fall afternoon!

Find more fall ideas here.




Lego Stamped Pumpkin Art

 Harper and I love to paint with, well, anything but a paint brush! Last week she came home from school and asked me if I wanted to make something with paint, and how could I resist the invitation? This lego pumpkin idea was just the thing. It pairs cute and creepy together just right.



This is such an easy activity, and it is fun for kids of all ages! Even Rolf, who is 12 now, was curious about this and told us it was a "cool idea" before dashing back to his busy preteen activities. 




Supplies:
Orange Paint
Black Paint
Green Paint
Legos
Paper Plate
Paper


Directions:

Pour a small amount of orange, black and green paint onto a paper plate.

Offer your child legos in assorted sizes and paper.

Encourage your child to dip a lego into the orange paint and make the shape of a pumpkin.


Now, fill that shape in with more lego stamps.




When you have filled in the shape of the pumpkin, dip a lego into the black paint and make a face.







Next, give your pumpkin a stem with the green paint.
Allow to dry and display.


These were a really fun, kid led Halloween craft. I know your kids will love making pumpkin art this way.


You can find all of my Halloween crafts here

Painting projects here:

Reader favorites include:

Pumpkin Window Clings

Ghost Play Dough Ornaments

Pineapple Process Art

 This pineapple painting project is perfect for little ones. It takes only a moment of set up and it creates such a cute art project! Kids are going to be so proud of their efforts and want to display this project on the fridge door gallery!




Harper and I love to get creative together. We are always crafting, painting or baking something. 
You might remember we made this adorable apple process art with a cork.  Well, we ran across the cork again and decided that it was so fun to paint with it, that we would give it another go. We came up with this cute pineapple art. We love it because it can work for a summer day project, or pull this out around the new year to bring good luck to your space.




Supplies:

Paper Plate

Yellow and Green Paint

A Cork

Copy Paper



Pour a quarter size drop of several shades of yellow and a shade of green onto a paper plate.


Offer your child the cork and encourage the child to stamp a pineapple shape with the yellow paints.



When the pineapple is shaped encourage the child to form the stem of the pineapple with green paint.


                                                             Allow the art to dry then display.


This is a fun project for summertime, but I also love to make these with the kids in anticipation of new year since the pineapple symbolizes a warm welcome, celebration and hospitality.


You can find more process art ideas here

Basket of fruit process art

Cork and button tree art

If you want to learn more about why process art is important for kids this is a great resource from Messy Little Monster

Apple Process Art

 This easy process art project is perfect for little ones this fall. It requires only a few supplies, only 1 minute of set up, and it creates a gorgeous work of art that kids will be so proud to display!



Harper and I love to craft and create together. We love nothing more than a trip to Hobby Lobby, or a few bottles of paint and blank paper. We have been making art with a bunch of things, without brushes! This cork stamped apple art is our latest creation. 



We used a cork from a wine bottle, some acrylic paint and copy paper to make this. Really, that is all you need!


Supplies:
Paint in green, brown and red.
A cork
Paper
A paper plate


Directions:
Pour a small amount of each color of paint onto a paper plate.
Offer your child a cork and encourage the child to begin stamping the outline of an apple in red.


Encourage your child to stamp in the center of the apple until it is covered.






Ask the artist to roll the side of the cork into the brown paint, and then roll the cork onto the top of the apple to form a stem.


Next ask the artist to dip the cork into the green paint.



Ask the artist to give the apple a leaf.

Allow the painting to dry and then display.


This is so cute right? It begs to be displayed on the fridge!



Grandparents would also love to have an original from their favorite artist!

You can find all of my favorite kid crafts here.