- Gather your materials. You will need some paper, a marker, some paint, a cupcake liner and some glue.
- Draw or have your child draw the outline of a flower and a stem on two separate pieces of paper.
- Spread some paint either directly on the paper or in a small plate and start finger painting, be prepared for paint on clothes, and in the mouth with young ones , make sure it’s non toxic!
- Switch paper and do the stem. I used colored paper but there is no reason not to use white.
- Let the paint dry and cut along the marker outline.
- Glue the flower onto another piece of paper and glue a cup cake liner in the middle of the flower for a finishing touch!
** What I like about this activity is that it gives your child a chance to explore the paint freely and then see how it can create a flower. Most preschoolers I have done this craft with asked to make another finger painting after we set the flower pieces up to dry! **
Song – sing it to the tune of “I’m a little tea pot”.
I’m a little Daisy
Tall and Slim
Here are my petals and here is my stem
When the sun comes up
and the rain comes down
I grow and grow up from the ground!