Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Daffodil Craft

Daffodil Craft

Spring has sprung!

It is time to start gearing up for springtime! One of the earliest signs of Spring is the appearance of daffodils. We used egg cartons, construction paper and paint to make our own daffodils and get into a Spring-y feeling! 

To introduce this activity, I had the little ones check out a bunch of pictures of daffodils on my iPad. From there we talked about the colors we saw and how things begin to grow in the Springtime. Then it was time to make our own daffodils. 

I cut each individual egg section apart from an unused egg carton. The children simply painted the inside and outside of each soon-to-be-daffodil. 

Everyone got to do 4 or 5 egg carton sections so that there were enough to give away to loved ones. 

I love this activity because Little Sister can get in on the fun, too. She used fingerpaints on her flower. 

My little artistic genius hard at work. 

Busy hands make happy kids! Once all the yellow flowers were painted, we set them on newspaper to dry. We waited until the next day to move on to painting the stems and leaves, but you don't need to. 

Stems and leaves were a few simple strokes of green paint. I modeled one and then sent the kids to task. 

Looking at this picture makes me want to yell, "Where is his smock!?" Luckily, there were no accidents.  :)

Little SIster got in on this fun, too. I painted the stem of her daffodil and we used finger paints to make the leaves. After that, she used up the remaining paint to make her own unique picture. (BTW, despite the look on her face in this picture, Little Sister is always happy to finger paint. haha!) After our stems and leaves were dry, we glued a flower to each one. 

 Happy Spring, everyone!!!! 

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