Lotus Flower Process Art for Kids

Encourage creative thinking, problem-solving, and fine motor skills while learning about the rainforest with this Lotus Flower Process Art for preschoolers and kindergartners! You’re definitely going to want to check it out!

collage of rainforest process art images with text: Lotus Flower Process Art for KidsThis week we’re learning about the Rainforest Floor Layer and today’s topic is Lily Pads. This was such a fun thing to learn about with both the little guy and baby girl and both kiddos had a blast with making Lotus Flower Process Art.

child painting paper plate to make lotus flower process art
Lily Pads live and grow in the Amazon River. The Giant Amazon Water Lily is the largest of all the lily pads and can grow up to 9 feet in diameter. This plant is very strong and floats on top of the water. On some lily pads, a lotus flower is attached to the pad.  

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child's painted cupcake liner
It was such a beautiful day, so we took our supplies outside and made art in the yard. After all, it’s November and we’re not going to have too many more nice days this fall.

cupcake liners painted with pink and blue paint
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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.

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Lotus Flower Process Art

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Paper Plate
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Background Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Crayons

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Here’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out the Inspiration Photo and additional supplies.

child's painted paper plate process art

  • A lily pad is actually a leaf of a lotus flower. What do you notice about the flower in the photo?
  • How will you use the cupcake liners? What other supplies do you need to make your art?
  • Will you draw any animals or other rainforest plants?

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  • How did the child plan his art?
  • If he changed his plan during the creative process, did he explain why?

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One of the things that I love about Experience Early Learning is that our preschool curriculum kits are so incredibly versatile. This year, I have a preschooler (she’s actually a toddler, but don’t tell her that) and a first-grader.

lotus flower process art
For baby girl, I more or less just loosely follow each week’s Teacher Guide and occasionally adjusting things. This curriculum is absolutely perfect for her just the way it’s written. We also sometimes use the Little Goose Teacher Guide as a reference.

lotus flower made from cupcake liner and paper plate
The little guy is a bit different. First of all, this is his second time through each of the themes, which means that instead of focusing on basic skills, we’re expanding on what we’ve already learned and using the monthly themes as unit study topics.

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Each month, we add a few extra books that are more on his level, and if we have the time we do some in-depth research and hands-on activities too. We even sometimes grab an atlas or encyclopedia and read about the people and places we’re exploring.

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I love knowing that both kiddos are getting a wonderful education while learning about the same topics, but each at their own developmental level.

paper plate lotus flower process art
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Explore the Rainforest theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).

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Experience Early Learning Early Childhood Education Verified Blogger badge with owlAs an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #preschool #homeschool #mgtblogger



collage of lotus flower process art images with text: Rainforest Process Art for Kids