This Letter S is for Spring preschool craft is so easy to make that your kids will love it. No frustration – guaranteed success because we used fork painting!
Whenever we do a new craft in my classroom, I try to bring a sample for my students to see to give them some idea of where we are headed. It never stifles their creativity. Each and every painting is totally unique, which I love!
When I started my sample copy, I was confident that I had everything I needed to do the job. What I hadn’t recognized was that my little tempera paints had gone dry. Well, almost dry. I had no transportation that day, so I couldn’t run out to buy more, and I was up against the wire time-wise. So, I poured a little water in the paints, let them sit, and then blended them with a craft stick. It worked!
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My painting is pictured here:
This picture was made by me, the teacher, as a sample for my students to see.
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Three paintings of tulips made by preschoolers, using plastic forks and tempera paints.
S is for Spring Fork-Painting Picture
Card or Cover Stock
Card or Cover Stock
Small Paint Brush
Start with smocks. Little children are messy. They can’t help it.
Cover them up with an old shirt or smock before you start.
Paint stems and leaves of the flowers first, using a small paint brush and green paint.
Pour different color tempera paints on a plate.
Use a different fork for each color.
Paint tulip-shapes on the stems in various colors.
Let it dry.
Tip: if you have several children doing this project at the same time – our classroom had 13 – pre-label each piece of cover stock paper with each child’s name before they start to paint. That way the person who is labeling won’t get paint on themselves, as they might if you wait until after the picture is completed.
If you love this idea, wait till you see my post about ROCK PAINTING!
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