The emphasis on art projects has always been on the process in our household, but Emily was very proud of the outcome of this project and it has encouraged her to do more stamping projects similar to this one. To make your own sunflower stamping project you will need: a brown paper bag, some paint, a potato, a soup can (for tracing), and a pencil or brown crayon. It does not get more frugal than a brown bag and a potato, people!
Sunflowers and Bean Sprouts
March 11, 2009 by
Invite your child over to trace the soup can for a couple of circles. These will be the middle of the sunflower. Next, cut a petal shape from a potato, and show your child how to dip it into the paint and stamp it onto the paper. Stamp away!
This is a great time to demonstrate how to make the color orange. Add a drop of red paint, and ask your child to mix it up with the yellow.
Add some leaves! Emily’s great idea was to use an apple for the leave stamp, and the stem became part of the stamp too.
Next, we started up some bean sprouts. We used a pack of green bean seeds, a bowl of water, some paper towels, and a mason jar.
I showed Emily how to dip the paper towels in water, and stuff them into the jar. We added the seeds, and now we will wait and see!