Flower Prints from Soda Bottles


Another rainy day here, and the girls were starting to go through a bit of “messy art withdrawl”. We made flower prints using empty soda bottles! In our case, they were empty seltzer water bottles, but you get the idea.

Flower Prints from Soda Bottles
Clara really got into the painting today! She could hardly contain her excitement!
Flower Prints from Soda Bottles
To make your own flower prints, roll out some freezer paper. Dip the bottom of an empty soda bottle into some paint, then stamp on the paper. Rotate the bottle around to make even more petals!
Dip the bottle cap into some paint and it makes a great stamp for the centers of the flowers! The girls took turns stamping with the cap and the bottle. So much fun!
They look so bright and cheerful!
Bonus points for drinking imaginary water from your empty bottle!
EXTRA bonus points if your face is smeared in paint!
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Comments

  1. An Almost Unschooling Mom says:

    Very neat!

  2. Readily A Parent says:

    Now see I've made flower cutouts from the bottoms of soda/water bottles but it never occured to me to use the bottle as a stamp!
    I gotta go rummage through the recycling now . . .

  3. Lenetta @ Nettacow says:

    Just died of cuteness…again! I'll be linking. :>)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Now that is how a great Mom solves the problem of a rainy day and two active girls!

  5. knowing my girls…we'd jhave lots of bonus points!

    What a fun idea!

  6. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ Readily A Parent — You were making too much work for yourself! ;-) Have fun!

    @ Lenetta — Hahaha! Thanks so much for the link! I really appreciate it!!

  7. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ Megan — I can relate to that, believe me! :-)

  8. Look at those big brown eyes! Fun and easy craft idea.

  9. Being us... says:

    another awesome idea!

  10. What a great idea! We'll have to do this soon. I just need some soda bottles!

  11. Raising a Happy Child says:

    I just love Clara's face in those pictures – priceless :)

  12. What a great idea. Thanks.

  13. Joyful Learner says:

    Where do you get your inspiration for these fabulous ideas? You have such creative (never mind low cost) activities that are simply brilliant!

  14. Great idea and I love the pics of the kids! My girls would love this.

    Jen
    Creative and Curious Kids

  15. Another great idea! Love it. It looks like it was so much fun too, we don't have soda bottles or seltzer though, I'll have to be on the lookout for what we can use :)

  16. biancifiore says:

    wath a great idea! Chiara and I have just some bottle! we are going to have fun!!! kisses

  17. Super cute idea! We never have bottles like that; I'll have to get some from the grandparents. I love the paint all over Clara's face!

  18. MaryAnne says:

    I've been meaning to do this for forever – thanks for the reminder!

    Love the paint on Clara's face =)

  19. Oh my goodness- i am just going to eat Clara up! Could she get any cuter?! Oh, and the flowers are cute too ;) haha!

  20. Love love love this idea! We are putting this on the to-do list! Lu will have fun with it! She loves to paint!

  21. Heather N says:

    I'm new to your blog. I just LOVE IT. So creative and so frugal. Thanks for all of the great ideas.

  22. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ Rebecca — Hahaha! You crack me up!

    @ Sherry — I bet Lu would do a great job with this! Can't wait to see!!

    @ Heather N — Welcome! So nice to "meet" you!! :-)

  23. My kids would love this. I'm thinking I might try setting them up with different things to try stamping with……. That could be really fun.
    And I love the paint smudged faces, those are the best pictures.

  24. Suzi Dow says:

    I had a dress with that very print by in High School!!!

  25. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ Suzi — That's amazing! I didn't think to stamp it on fabric, but that would make a lovely design. I'm going to have to give it a go!

  26. gardenmama says:

    Such a great project Valerie!
    I love the colors the kids used too!

  27. I am SO doing this with my kiddos!

  28. Frugal Fabulous Finds says:

    This is so cute !! GREAT IDEA !! Shared with my FB group :)

    Wendy @ FrugalFabulousFinds.com

  29. Just Breathe says:

    So cute, I had no idea!

  30. @Christy

    We typically don't have soda in the house. That bottle was from some seltzer water. The real seltzer water — just carbonated water, not sweetened.

  31. ...they call me mommy... says:

    Awesome, easy idea! :) Thanks!

  32. I love the paint on the face! We worked on mixing colors with food coloring today (hah! not so easy to get off!) and my 4yr old daughter is finger-stained for the next week, I'm afraid! But what fun she had learning about color combos! :)

  33. This is so creative! I love it. Another great use for bottles and bottle caps!

  34. I just loooooooove everything your girls do!!! You go Mamma!! You rock!!! :) Thanks for the inspiration!! And have a wonderful day every day!! I bet you will have!! :)

  35. Great idea to use the bottom of a 2 litre bottle to make flowers. It looks like it is a lot of fun to make too.

  36. Night Owl Mama says:

    I love that both your girls can do this activity. So cute and so fun

  37. Stacy of KSW says:

    These are great, I would have never even thought to use a bottle like this. I can't wait to try this with the kids

  38. Rachel@oneprettything.com says:

    That is so creative Valerie! Not to mention fun. Thanks so much for the great idea, I'll be linking.

  39. Confessions Of A Homeschooler says:

    What a fun idea, we'll have to try that one! I just found your blog, I am looking forward to browsing around a bit :)

  40. What a fun and creative idea!

    I too just discovered your blog through Crafty Crow – I am off to explore a bit :)

  41. Kimberly says:

    I thought of this post today when we were getting ready to create wrapping paper. We gave it a try, and Ava loved it. We used a 20 oz. bottle, as well, since I happened to have one sitting around. Credit to you on my post.

  42. Mom of Two says:

    Gave this a shot & my daughter did her own interpretation. What a fun idea.
    http://makesthree.blogspot.com/2010/04/flower-prints.html

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