Fantastic Friday with the Arts - Tissue Paper Forsythia
While perusing my favorite blogs recently, I came across a must do art activity. Pink and Green Mama posted a fantastic art project using paint and tissue paper to recreate the flowering plant, Forsythia. I love to see Forsythia in the spring, and the thought of a classroom full of painted Forsythia sounded exciting! I decided to have my small art class give this project a try. We followed the directions listed on Pink and Green Mama's blog. Here is a link to the activity on her blog - Pink and Green Mama: Easy Kid Spring Art Craft: Tissue Paper Forsythia
1. The kids used a straw to blow very watered down tempera paint into the shape of Forsythia branches.
2. Next, they painted small green leaves around the branches.
3. Then the kids glued on crinkled pieces of yellow tissue paper to represent the Forsythia blooms.
4. Voila!! The finished Forsythia plants! Hang these in your home and it can look like springtime all year round!
Thanks Pink and Green Mama for the wonderful and fun Forsythia activity!!
I am a certified art teacher taking a break form teaching in public schools to homeschool my own two children. Although I am no longer in a setting to teach lots of kids, I still have a desire to share my ideas with other people. I hope that by blogging my easy to use art lessons, parents will be encouraged to teach these lessons to their own kids, therefor giving me the opportunity to expose more children to the wonderful world of art!