Flower Painting for Kids

Explore visual arts and technology while practicing fine motor skills with this engaging and hands-on Flower Painting. You’re definitely going to want to add this adorable painting for kids activity to your next artist preschool theme.

collage of flower painting with text: Flower Painting Process Art Painting for KidsThis month we’re learning about art around the world and this week’s theme is Art in France. We’re focusing on the French artists Claude Monet and Georges Seurat while learning lots of new art techniques to create texture.

Claude Monet painted many different types of flowers such as in gardens, ponds, or vases. 

Today we’re focusing on Monet and flowers and answering the question, “What is your favorite flower?” We learned that Claude Monet was a French artist who is well-known for his impressionist oil paintings.

preschooler dabbing paint onto cardstock using homemade foam brushThis post may contain affiliate links which means I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if an item is purchased through one of these links.  For more information, please see my full disclosures.

A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

preschooler creating flower painting using handmade foam paintbrush
Today’s flower painting was definitely one of our favorites so far this month. We used a piece of foam with slits cut along the entire length and then rolled up to make a “paintbrush.”

preschooler adding colorful flowers to paper using paint and handmade brushFlower Painting

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Foam Strip
  • Rubber Band
  • Cardstock
  • Paint

preschooler making flowers on cardstock using paint and handmade foam paintbrushHere’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Model how to roll up the foam into a “paintbrush” then secure the top with a rubber band.


  • What colors and shapes do you see on Monet’s painting?
  • How will you use your “brush” to create different effects?
  • Will you add any details to your flowers? Leaves, stems, centers?

preschooler using handmade foam paintbrush to paint flowersObserve

  • Does the child create a simple painting tool to create art?
  • Does she demonstrate motor control with her hands?

preschooler painting flowers using handmade paintbrush
The unique texture that we were able to create just by using our handmade paintbrushes was amazing. We used bright colors (red, yellow, white, and green) to make our own flowers just like Monet. This was such a wonderful activity for my little artists to build confidence.

preschooler's flower painting for kids
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Art Studio preschool theme from Experience Preschool!

collage of flower painting with text: Flower Painting Process Art for Preschoolers