Sometimes the simplest of art projects can have some of the greatest results — like these wonderful flowers that my group of boys painted at Crafting A Future as a part of a project for the holiday of Shavuot. Truthfully, I had so many kid crafted flowers to share, that I decide to hang on to this one for a later date, which happens to be today!
One might expect that when given the task of painting flowers, some boys might balk a bit, but not a negative comment came out of the mouths of these sweet artists.....as usual they simply got to work, and I just love the results.
It was so interesting to see that some of the boys whose drawing skills aren't so great, actually excelled at the painting.
So do get out the paints and paint on anything. Just the idea of plates full of bright color and large brushes are enough to get most kids excited (hopefully) and if they're not excited, well, turn up the heat and get them excited, or at least try to?
After these wonderful flowers were dry, I cut them out and we then used them for a collage project, which turned out to be one of the more fabulous things to come out of our two or so hours of crafting every Sunday evening. I will most certainly get out those paints on a regular basis.....even my non-crafting ten year old was inspired to paint a few tulips when he saw all the great things his friends were painting!