Collaborative spring flower painting

If you saw our Easter bunny craft idea last week you might have noticed they were living in a beautiful flower meadow. Here’s how the children did some collaborative spring flower painting to make the bunnies a home. 

Gorgeous collaborative project - spring flower craft painting

Collaborative spring flower painting: large scale art

We used a big roll of wallpaper to make a large scale collaborative piece of art. This kind of art is great as a wall display, or as the backdrop for a puppet show or play landscape.
flower painting craft

We cut some grass shapes in dish-washing scrubbing pads to make some stamps to create grass.

spring flower meadow printing

The girls used paint brushes to add stalks, then sketched their flowers with pencil and painted them in.

spring flower craft using paint

Once dry, the finished art work makes a beautiful mural but also a great backdrop for play.

collaborative spring art projectWe stuck our flower meadow to two sides of a cardboard box to make a home for our Easter bunnies. {Click through to see how to make the Easter bunny craft!}

spring flower meadow craft

It’s great to sometimes up-scale children’s painting to a bigger size and wonderful for kids to collaborate to produce a group work of art.

What play landscape could you paint this week?

More creative ways to use nature to inspire learning

Fill your year with hands-on, creative learning inspired by nature. Click through to see our Garden Classroom resource and get your free Garden Journal.

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    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      Thanks Natalie – I think children love it when when they can make something *big*!

  1. says

    I love the photo of your girls hard at work and concentrating – that captures the whole activity for me.. How lovely! :-) Love the final result too and great idea for the “grass”…

    Thanks for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!


    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      Thanks Maggy – I love that photo too. Lovely to see them side by side, creating :)

  2. says

    I LOVE how you cut the sponges to make the grass shape and that they worked on such a large scale. I think we often forget to change the scale and shape/ texture of what they are working on, and it makes such a difference doesn’t it? Thanks so much for linking to It’s Playtime. I feel honoured that you shared your ideas with us!

    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      Anna – I agree, so often we just give A4 sized paper. It’s good to remember to change things about.

    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      Hi Ren, my two like cooking with play mais – anything to get messy really!

  3. says

    We rolled out the big paper this week too! My daughter just saw your post and agreed that we should try this flower meadow project too!

    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      Hi Mandy – you’ll have to share a photo with us when you’ve made it!

  4. says

    The bunnies in the field look like they are on stage, about to start a puppet show. A Popsicle stick might turn them into puppets. And what a fun project, to improvise or write out a play. Your blog is AWESOME.

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