Kids Art: Flowers!

“Kids Art” was a program created to pair a book with a larger art project for ages 3-7 (and occasionally a few 2-year-old siblings). The library already hosts a monthly craft program for grades 1-6, but I wanted a messy art club for my littles. In the program, I stress a lot about how process is more important than product. Since that’s the goal, I don’t show parents a “sample” completed picture and just explain what the kids are using that day to create. Particularly since we’re almost always painting or getting messy, the goal is for everyone to have a good time!

This was the April edition of Kids Art, which the kids used forks to make flowers! I love the different ways that they went about making their creations. I found out about fork painting from Blog Me Mom — thanks!

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Once they were done with their paintings, I read these garden/flower themed books:


A Garden of Opposites by Nancy Davis
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
A Closer Look by Mary McCarthy

(I just now realized that we read “Planting a Rainbow” in March Kids Art, too. Whoops! No one said anything if they minded.)

7 comments on “Kids Art: Flowers!

  1. roylcoblog
    July 3, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    A neat and innovative way to use new materials! Love this!

    • Katie
      July 5, 2013 at 9:26 am #

      Thank you — I was given a great idea by Blog Me Mom.

  2. Amanda M
    July 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    This sounds like a really fun program! It’s so nice that you’re creating a welcoming place for children to freely explore & experiment with art (and nicely reminding parents about the importance of process vs. product on their behalf)

    I’d like to follow your blog but I don’t use a feed reader. I wonder if you would be willing to add the widget that allows people to follow by email?

    • Katie
      August 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

      Yes, I’ve added the widget!

      Thank you so much!

      • Amanda M
        August 6, 2013 at 7:37 am #

        Thanks Katie! I just signed up 🙂
        Enjoy the rest of the summer.


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