Nectar Painting Flower Craft for Little Kids

Teach your little kids all about honey bees and pollination with this awesome Nectar Painting Flower Craft for Preschoolers. You’re definitely going to want to add this adorable process art experience to your next Bees or Bugs theme! 

collage of honey bee process art images with text: Nectar Painting Honey Bee Preschool CraftAnother day, another topic. And today, it’s all things Honey Bee. The little guy and I loved this quick & easy flower craft for preschoolers! 

Honey Bees are “super pollinators” and help flowers, plants, fruits, and vegetables grow. Their colony is made of queen, drones, and workers. 

child gluing cupcake liner onto cardstock to make honey bee process art

We spent some time learning about the honey bee and how they use their proboscis to carry nectar from a flower to a hive. How cool, right? I mean, after all God’s world really is amazing, isn’t it?

child squeezing watered-down paint onto carstock
Science has always been one of my favorite subjects and I’m thrilled to see the little guy taking such an interest in nature and the world around us.  

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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.

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. 

Nectar Painting Flower Craft for Preschoolers

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Eyedropper
  • Paper
  • Cupcake Liner
  • Scissors 
  • Watery Paint
  • Markers
  • Glue

Here’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Help children glue the cupcake liner anywhere on the paper like a flower. 
  • Invite children to select a paint color and fill the cupcake liner with that paint.

Prompts

  • What materials will you use in your art? 
  • How can you suck up the “nectar” and squirt designs on your paper? 
  • How do you think the eyedropper is similar to a bee proboscis (tongue)? 

Observe

  • Could the child explain how a bee carries nectar from a flower to a hive by using the proboscis? 
  • Did he communicate his ideas abut how bees eat? 

child squeezing watered-down paint into cupcake liner
After the little guy finished filling the cupcake liner with paint, he went over and grabbed a sheet of pink cardstock from my shelf, sucked up the “nectar” and squirted designs all over it. It was one of those instinctual kind of things that happens when you give little kids the opportunity to create without limits.

child drawing stem for paper nectar craft
At that point, I hadn’t even read the prompt to him. He did it entirely on his own. And that’s exactly why I love this curriculum. There are opportunities just about every day for little kids to explore freely. As a homeschool mama, I definitely couldn’t ask for more. 

Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Bees & Butterflies theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

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MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time 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. #mgtblogger

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