Sponge Flower Painting is simple and easy and creates the prettiest flower pictures! We love how easy this sponge painting technique is even for very young children. This is a flower art that’s great for kids across the ages and is a wonderful way to celebrate Spring and Summer.
You can create a single flower picture or a whole bouquet, these painted flowers won’t fail to delight. Make gorgeous wall art, greeting cards or paint flowers onto canvas for delightful Mother’s Day gifts.
It’s always fun to let kids experiment with different painting techniques isn’t it? Some of our past favourites are Edible Bread Painting, Rainbow Handprint Painting, Shake Painting and Cotton Ball Painting. Broadening children’s painting experiences away from traditional brushes is a great way to encourage their creative development and exploration.
Simple and Pretty Sponge Flower Painting Technique
Flower Painting Materials
How To Make Sponge Flower Paintings
1 – Sponge Flower Painting works best if the paint is a little on the runny side so we like to mix our paints with a few drops of water in a bowl.
2 – It can be helpful to draw the flower stems and leaves onto your canvas with marker pens before you start painting. You can of course add some grass and anything else you fancy. Maybe a little ladybug or butterfly too.
3 – To start your flower painting dip the dishwashing sponge into one of your paint colours. Lift it out of the paint and let any excess drip off for a second or two.
4 – Gently dab the sponge head onto your canvas to make a print. We did a yellow print first in the corner to make a sun before moving on to the flowers.
5 – To change paint colours wash the sponge and squeeze it dry with a towel. I like to have a washing up bowl of soapy water next to the children so they can wash the sponge right where they are rather than having to get up and go to the sink each time. You can of course buy multi sets of sponges so there’s less need to wash.
6 – Continue to dip the sponge into your paint colours and print the flowers onto the top of the stems you drew.
Sponge Flower Painting is so effective and easy isn’t it!
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