Monday, June 02, 2008

The Painters Three

This week's Unplugged theme is "paint."

As much as I like to involve all of the kids in our projects, I decided to work on this week's while Toddler P took his morning nap. I think that we made enough of a mess even without him :)

These Mothers' Day flowers were once beautiful, but had long since withered from neglect. I decided to give them new life by using them as paint brushes.


I put two large sheets of paper on the red room floor and let the kids go wild. Here is Agent 002 making mum-prints:Agent 004 used smaller flowers like a traditional brush:

Cousin F followed her lead:
It wasn't long before they started to involve body parts:
Which made for a very nice effect, if I do say so myself.
The paintings were gorgeous,
but a bit too large to display,so we used them as wrapping paper!

9 comments:

Tina said...

So pretty! I like the use of natural paintbrushes!

Julie said...

wrapping paper...now that's a super idea!

Mia's Mama said...

LOVE the idea of using flowers as paintbrushes!!!
Wonderful paintings...and using them as wrapping paper, was just beautiful as well as a perfect example of recycling :)

Pam said...

I love this idea. It's a great way to learn about nature while having fun!

Gottfredsen said...

What Fun. I want to go pick flowers now and this. Thanks for the great Idea.

Michie said...

Looks like a lot of fun - and what beautiful wrapping paper it made!

Chrissy said...

Ugh. This post just kept getting better...getting some more use out of your Mom's Day flowers, lovely paintings, then wrapping paper! Great projects!

Mom Unplugged said...

Wow, I am impressed! I would never have thought of using old flowers as paint brushes. I just tossed my old mothers' day flowers so it is too late to try it! Next time...

Those paintings turned out so beautifully and made lovely wrapping paper. They would have been nice framed too.

Rockin' Moroccan Mama said...

Love the wrapping paper idea. Youre my kind of gal *wink