We had a gorgeous day on thursday this week, with the sun shining, and spring in the air. The buds are beginning to come out on the trees, and our plum trees were blooming as well. I saw this cool craft on pinterest painting blossoms with the bottom of 2 litre bottles, and thought it would be a fun craft to do with the boys. Of course, this weekend has been grey, mucky, and rainy, but we got to bring a little bit of spring inside our homes yesterday. This craft is also part of the Kids Weekly Coop at Lets Lasso The Moon! Come check out all the other cool crafts and science ideas there!
What you need:
- paint (we used blue, black, and pink)
- 2 litre bottles
For our first painting, we started off with a blob of black paint. I think I thinned ours down with water a little bit too much, you want to thin it a little bit so it’s easy to blow, but not too thin
Then, I had the boys blow the black paint around to make a tree
This was the fun part. Then, I let them splatter the pink paint onto the canvas to make blossoms. They totally LOVED doing this. WARNING: this is a messy craft.
Splatter splatter splatter!
Our finished splattered trees. It looks very abstract, and the boys loved making it. Here was my six year old’s finished painting
My three year old’s splatter tree.
For the second painting, I had the boys paint the background a sky color. I let them choose how much they wanted to cover the paper.
Then, we painted on trees and used the 2 L bottle as a blossom print maker.
And our finished print blossom trees. Here is my six year old’s project.
Here is my three year old’s painting.
Overall, these were two really fun projects to do, and the boys heartily enjoyed themselves. Yes, they got very messy, and I had pink paint splatters everywhere, but the glow of pride in their faces seeing their finished paintings was worth all the mess. We’re going to be hanging these little windows of spring around our house to enjoy to counteract the greyness outside. I hope you guys have fun with your own little ones doing this project!