Easy Hyacinth Paintings

The hyacinths are in full bloom at our house, and to celebrate, the girls made these fun paintings using a cork as a stamp!
I drew the stem and leaves, and the girls dipped the cork in some pink paint and stamped away!
This project combined two of their favorite activities — painting and stamping!
Here’s how Emily’s turned out.
I can appreciate the “artistic license” Clara used to stamp hers.
Lots of fun!!


  1. Mom of Two says

    Hmmmm! I can take one for the team. We can drink a bottle of wine tomorrow at dinner so that the next day my daughter can do this project.

  2. An Almost Unschooling Mom says

    Another excellent project! Do you come up with all this stuff – or do you have a really crafty neighbor you steal all your ideas from? Either way, this is another one I'm bookmarking – thanks.

  3. Dear Valerie,

    Are you sure that Clara did not get into the wine? She will drink just about anything from a cup if you are not careful.


  4. Another great idea! Those are so cute!

  5. Miller Moments says

    I love this!

  6. Artistmama says

    SO pretty! We'll have to try that.

  7. those are cute! I think we have old corks layin around too!!

  8. Very cute. I knew I was saving corks for something.

  9. Valeria – Here's a little piece of ancient history – When Israel became an independent state from England, the British took all the postal equipment with them so the Israelis took wine corks and cut different designs in each, using them to post mark the mail. At least, that is what my mother-in-law told me and she went through all that turmoil.

  10. That could work for bluebonnets too. Probably much neater than my fingerprint ones.

  11. Wonder Mom says

    Yes, your kiddos are, again, amazing me with their beautiful art work!

    (BUT, can they SPELL Hia…Hei…Hyacinth, because I certainly cannot!)

  12. Clara's is so expressive =)

  13. Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years says

    Guess who's going to be cracking open a bottle of wine for the cause this weekend! LOL!

  14. Raising a Happy Child says

    Hey, we have a formidable cork collection here, and we never tried cork stamping. How silly of us!

  15. Just Breathe says

    They came out so cute. Great idea.
    I always have corks!!!

  16. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Mom of Two — Too funny!!

    @ Suzi Dow — Oh my goodness, that is amazing!! I've never heard of that!

    @ Ticia — I LOVE the bluebonnets idea! That would be soooo pretty!

  17. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ WonderMom — Ha! I know what you mean. I kept having to re-type it every time in this post.

    @ Jennifer at The Toy Box Years — Sometimes a woman's gonna do what a woman's gotta do. Know what I'm sayin'? 😉

  18. Deborah (Teach Preschool) says

    That is so awesome! I am loving all your ideas!

  19. EntertainingMom says

    and mine… drinking!!! I am so stealing this idea!

  20. Mark's comments always make me laugh!

    The girls' artwork turned out beautifully.

  21. These are so beautiful. I would rarely see hyacinths when we lived in MN, but here in NY everyone plants them. I can't wait to plant my own. Until then, we shall make some like yours. Thanks and Happy spring.

  22. Penniless Parenting says

    Way too cute! I like the idea to use corks as stampers!

  23. Awesome! Very pretty results that even young kids can achieve and be proud of.

  24. That's beautiful. Perfect for framing.

  25. Hmm, this might be just the thing for entertaining my niece tonight! Thanks for the tip (and watch how it goes at http://mydailyburn.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/girls-night-in/)

  26. Mom of Two says

    My daughter's attempt at your flowers. Thanks for the idea!