This post may contain affiliate links.
Fingerprint flower art is perfect for spring and summer. This adorable canvas is the perfect Mother’s Day craft for preschoolers to make!
With just a few simple supplies, your preschoolers will be on their way to creating one-of-a-kind flower art. Add this to flower activities for preschool this spring and summer. It’s a great way to let little ones express their creativity.
Fingerprint Flower Art
For this activity we used a white canvas that was found at Dollar General. You can find similar canvases at dollar stores and via online via big box craft stores, Walmart, or Amazon.
If you don’t want to use a canvas, you could definitely create this piece of art on cardstock or construction paper.
What You’ll Need
• paper towels
• cup of water
• heavy white craft paper or art canvas
• paper plate
What You’ll Do
Begin by placing dabs of craft paint on a paper plate. You only need a small squirt of each. Separate the colors by about 2 inches each so they don’t mix.
Prepare a cup of water to rinse your brushes in. A paper towel is helpful for drying the brush in between uses. Wet paper towels on hand can also be helpful with cleaning fingers between prints.
Dab your fingertip in the color of choice. Dab it on a paper towel to remove any heavy excess. If you wish, you can use the paint brush to brush the paint on the finger. This gives you a bit more control.
Press the fingertip to the canvas. Press firmly and release. For our flowers, we tried a few different methods.
– Daisies: single fingerprint, surrounded by 4-5 additional prints
– Hyacinths: pairs of fingerprints repeated upward 4-5 times
– Tea roses: small clusters of fingerprints
Create the stems of your bouquet. Dip the paint brush in green paint and create single lines at the bottom of the bouquet. You can also add additional greenery within the bouquet.
Allow the paint to dry and your fingerprint bouquet is ready to be displayed!
BOOKS ABOUT Flowers
Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool flower books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Look! Flowers! – Look! Flowers! They’re beautiful to see. Turn the page and you’ll find out how amazing they can be.
Mrs. Peanuckle’s Flower Alphabet – From the aster to the zinnia, Mrs. Peanuckle introduces very young children to 26 types of flowers from across the globe. For each one, she offers a single defining characteristic, some of them very surprising.
The Reason for a Flower – The reason for a flower is to manufacture seeds, but Ruth Heller shares a lot more about parts of plants and their functions in her trademark rhythmic style.
RESOURCES I LOVE
Build a flower sensory bin for hands-on fun this spring. Allow kids to explore colors and textures with fake flowers, river rocks, and more.
Gather leaves and flowers on your next nature walk. Use this personalized flower press to preserve them.