Flower Stencil Spray Painting

Jun 4, 2012


For today's activity we took place in Tinkerlab's Creative Challenge. This month the material of inspiration was... you guessed it, Flowers.

The idea of these challenges is to take everyday materials and allow children to explore these to unlock the hidden possibilities and utilise them to uncover different potentials. 

I love that at the heart of the challenge is creativity and that the activities are best if child driven.

We have been wanting to try some stencil painting and some spray bottle painting for a while now so we decided, why not combine the 2, add some Flowers and see what we come up with!

Invitation to create
Canvas, fake flowers*, water spray bottle, 3 colours of watered down poster paint chosen by M(3y/o)
(It's winter in Australia and our garden is a little lacking of flowers we could pick so we just used fake ones)



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Positioning her flowers where she wanted them


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Her chosen design


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Purple first


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Adding the red


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The final colour


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We loved how it looked here. It was almost a shame to remove the flowers


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The finished piece. 


Handy Tips:

- Simplify this activity by having multiple spray bottles with the paint mix already added. This eliminates the pouring and washing components of the activity

- Extend this activity by having your child mix the paint mixture first and experiment with the amount of water to add. Try some test spraying to see the difference with a thinner and thicker paint mixture and by adjusting the nozzle on the spray bottle.

- This is a great activity to do outside as you don't have to be quite as careful about the mess

- Spray bottle painting works better if the paper/canvas is vertical as you can hold the spray bottle vertical. As we had flowers just sitting on the canvas we did it on the floor. It was more difficult to spray it this way.

- Pride. Making things that look visually pleasing as the end result helps you child feel proud about what they have created

- Talk with your child about what they are doing. This will help them understand the physical and mental processes they are going through as well as giving them the vocabulary to describe it. "Look at how the paint splatters like that"

- Problem solving. Make your child aware of the problem solving involved and ask them questions as needed to help them work out problems themselves, eg. "Why isn't the paint coming out now?", "Is the straw reaching the paint when the bottle is tipped like that?", "How could you fix that?"




Debs :)

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If you have a flower activity feel free to link it up below and don't forget to check out all the different creative ways people have used flowers!







81 comments:

  1. What a fantastic activity! I just love it! The final piece is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much. I love how I never would have chosen a 3 colour combination of purple, red and orange but that it looks so great together Yay for kids :D

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  2. Very cool! We're definitely going to try this!

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    1. How fabulous. Be sure to post the pics if you do. Thank you :)

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  3. I love this!Very pretty and creative :)

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  4. What fun! The paint pouring into the funnel is so appealing. I know what you mean about removing those flowers...I could see gluing them down ahead of time with a glue gun and then adding layers of paint on top of them. I also really appreciate all the extensions and connections you share at the end of the post.

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    1. I could have made the whole post about pouring the paint in the funnels, haha, love that someone else finds that so appealing! Yes, I have the flowers still and have been considering gluing them back where they were but around the other way... not wanting to take over the painting though.. it's so hard! haha. I'm thinking using the same technique over the flowers but in say, a yellow paint and then glueing them on. Will have to run the idea by the artist herself though ;) Thanks for the challenge. We had a lot of fun and created something we wouldn't have otherwise. :)

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  5. Love the combination of techniques you used here.

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  6. Great idea! I'm going to try this with a plain water spray bottle out on the pavement this summer!

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    1. That, is a very good idea! I'll be doing that as well next summer now. I'm already picturing all the leaf shapes, using sticks to make shapes, picture and words... oooh, you've really got me thinking now lol. Thanks!

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  7. What a great idea! I'll be adding this to my "when they get a little older" list of activities for my twins. Just discovered your blog, and I'm loving it!

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    1. So glad that you've found us and thank you for your comment. :)

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  8. Love this idea and the finished product is so colorful! Great activity, glad you shared with us at tip toe thru tuesday!

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  9. Beautiful! Looks such fun and great way to explore what happens. My kids would adore the spray painting.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

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    1. Thanks guys. It really was fun. For my own piece of mind I may do it outside next time though. haha :)

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  10. Love it! This blog post was selected to be in the weekly blogger share video for June 13, 2012 for the We Teach, We're Bloggers group! Thanks for sharing, Carolyn

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  11. Fantastic idea! Looks like it was tons of fun and the finished product was beautiful! We'll have to try this for sure!

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  12. So creative! Love the bold colors. :)

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    1. Thanks! The colours were definitely my daughter's choice and they worked better than I initially thought :D

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