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.
This 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.
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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.”
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Foam Strip
- Rubber Band
Here’s how to do it
- 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?
- Does the child create a simple painting tool to create art?
- Does she demonstrate motor control with her hands?
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.
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!