Painting with Nectar
Materials
  • White card stock A4
  • Cool watercolours
  • Brush
  • Water bowl and 2 small bowls
  • Cupcake liners
  • Cotton balls
  • Red and yellow food colouring
  • Eye dropper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Oil pastels
  • Pencil
Step 1

To begin, place the card in portrait view in front of you. Create some grass by using different tones of green yellow and blue oil pastels.

Drawing up and down strokes and some sideways strokes as well. You will want to cover ¾ of the page.

Step 2

Once finished, use some blue watercolour paint to fill in the sky, overlapping the already-drawn grass at the top.

Step 3

Next paint over the oil pastel grass with a dark green watercolour to create depth in your painting. Allow to dry.

Step 4

While waiting for the paint to dry we are going to make some flowers with the cupcake liners. Fold one in half and cut a curvy pattern out along the crinkled edge.

Fold another one into 1/4 ‘s and again cut curves out along the outer edge. On the last liner cut around and toward the centre of the liner to create some petals.

Step 5

Paint the main skin colour of each animal, let dry, then paint spots or stripes on each animal in a complementary colour.

Step 6

Glue the liners down onto the paper once done.

Glue the cotton balls in the middle of the flowers and draw flower stems using the oil pastels. 

Step 7

Ask your child to pretend the watered down food colours are nectar. Use the eyedropper to collect the nectar and then release the nectar onto the cotton ball flowers.

Step 8

Once your little one gets the hang of drawing the water up with the dropper and releasing it, they won’t want to stop. Have fun and enjoy the process.

 

TIP: if you don’t have an eye dropper cotton tips will work as well.

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