Spring Art :Tulip Painting

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Spring Art :Tulip Painting

Printmaking with kids : Use kitchen cutlery to create beautiful spring art.

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My favorite season used to be fall. Now I’m a convert. To celebrate the wildflowers in full bloom, we have been having fun outdoors with tons of hikes and nature walks. To bring the season indoors we did this fun spring art activity which is great for both toddlers and preschoolers.

Materials { affiliate links below for your reference}

Edit: It is very important to use a 3-pronged fork to get the tulip print

Process for creating this gorgeous fork tulips spring art

Using the 3 pronged/tined fork  we pressed firmly into the paint while making sure both the prongs and the base get paint.

fork painting art projects


art projects with kitchen tools

While printing she made sure to print using a 2 step motion. First to get the tines of the fork printed, then she got the base printed to complete the tulip.

printing activities with fork

Once we printed using our forks, we drew the stems and leaves using green acrylic paint.

kids art projects

My toddler on the other hand is not very focused on the design or the pattern element of the spring art activity. Well yeah she is 2. For her the fun was to simply print using different colors. As you can see only the prongs got the paint and hence the prints. But that’s her spring art! It’s always best to keep the art project as open ended as possible when playing with younger kids. My preschooler  however starts any art activity with the ” What design are we making?” So it’s different with her.

toddler activities art

I love my toddler’s unique and original open ended art work. She enjoyed every bit of the process.

toddler art projects

My “design and pattern” loving 4 year’s old work.

art projects for kids with forks

It’s always fun to participate in the activity with the kids. My children love it when I join them and finally we take a look at all our art work.

art activities for kids

Some more spring crafts we have done in the past.

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  1. Maureen

    Awesome! I love using items from around the house to make art. I will be sharing this idea with the families I work with. Thanks for sharing.

    1. TurkeyMom

      Janine, it was funny to see your name pop up on our “Tulip” Painting. I bet it’d be cool if your family eventually ends up trying this out.

  2. thejennyevolution

    Visiting from Tuesday Tots. My Family-Focused Monday hop is live now and I would love to see one of your awesome posts linked up @ www[dot]mondaykidcorner[dot]blogspot[dot]com.

    Have a wonderful week.

  3. xo Dee

    so cute! I have to wait til she gets a bigger to test it out though.. don’t want my 1.5 yr old thinking it’s acceptable to eat the paint that’s on the fork! :)

  4. Ducks 'n a Row (@SineaPies)

    This is adorable. My friend is a kindergarten teacher and she sent me the link — I teach preschool. THIS WILL BE ONE OF MY PROJECTS for sure. Pinning! If you enjoy blog hops, will you please come to my party on Tuesday night (7pm EDT) and share it? My blog is Ducks ‘n a Row and it is the start time for my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! http://www.ducksnarow.com


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