WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE BOTTLE PRINT FLOWERS?
- Empty plastic bottles (we used one liter, two liter and pint bottles)
- Tempera paint
- Large white paper
- Green construction paper
HOW DO YOU MAKE BOTTLE FLOWERS?
I squirted 4 colors of paint on a tray (you could use less or more, but my girls sometimes get overwhelmed with too many choices).
I showed the kids how they could hold a bottle and dip it in the paint so that the bottom of the bottle would get thoroughly coated. Then we pressed the bottles onto the paper to make our bottle print flowers. I liked that I used the different bottles because each one had a different bottom which resulted in a nice variety of flowers.
They did many, many bottle print flowers and I almost ran out of places to put all the drying pictures. This ended up being a 2 day project since I got the idea that it would be cute to add some stems and grass to our paintings when they had dried. So the next day, I taped another piece of paper to their finished paintings and drew some stems on the flowers. If you have an older child you could have them draw the stems. I think pipe cleaners glued on the paper would make adorable stems too. For the grass I gave the girls some green construction paper to tear.
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