Let’s paint simple flowers today! We’re going to use water bottles and paint to create these beautiful water bottle flowers. This easy water bottle flower arts and crafts project is easy to make, so both younger and older kids can make it. Whether you’re in a classroom or at home, this painted flower craft is a perfect way to celebrate spring.
How to paint flower art using water bottles
The painting craft is a great way to teach your kids about size and colors. These are fun to make too water bottle flowers as a large group!
We’ve collected every size and every other size of water bottle! We got several because we knew we wanted to do different colors and that we would need enough water bottles for Rory, Katy and myself. This is a perfect way to practice colors, make art and encourage creativity.
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Supplies required to craft Water Bottle Flower Art
Instructions to make water bottle flowers
Video: How to make water bottle flowers
This craft is easy to assemble! Gather your supplies.
Grab some paper plates and apply acrylic paint to them.
Lay out a large sheet of paper.
Grab a bottle and let your kid dip a bottle in paint and stamp it on paper.
Use a green marker to draw grass, stems and leaves.
Why we love this flower painting craft
This activity is very simple. All you do is dip the bottom of the water bottle (or soda bottle) in the paint and press onto the paper.
Every Friday our friend Katy comes over to play and we always try to have some fun activity with her. So when Katy informed me about a painting craft She thought Rory would like it, we immediately started gathering supplies to make them water bottle flowers. (this post has affiliate links)
She loved pointing out all the colors and telling Katy what color flower she would make. I also took this opportunity to do some study exercises: I would ask her to make 3 yellow flowers. She loved counting the flowers while slapping the water bottle on the paper.
Water Bottle Painting Variations
- As in the picture above, use two different water bottles with different shades like light pink and dark pink
- Starting with the lighter color, print the petals of the flower
- Then continue with the darker color to fill the petals with a deeper color
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Painting with unusual materials is so much fun! Here are some other creative ways to paint with objects:
- Sponge Painting – break out of the routine and try alternative painting techniques and materials
- Block Printing – Lay out different colored paints and blocks for some creative art supplies
- Printing Techniques – Create relief art (printmaking) using a woodcut technique on large sheets of Styrofoam
- This is a great learning activity for kids because you can teach them in so many ways: color, shape, we even worked on numbers!
- Check out these 14 flower coloring pages!
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How did your flower craft picture turn out? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!