Spring Art :Tulip Painting

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My favorite season used to be fall. Now I’m a convert. To celebrate the wildflowers in full bloom, we have been having fun outdoors with tons of hikes and nature walks. To bring the season indoors we did this fun spring art activity which is great for both toddlers and preschoolers.

Things we used
  • 3 Pronged fork
  • Paint
  • Brushes

Using the 3 pronged/tined fork  we pressed firmly into the paint while making sure both the prongs and the base get paint.

fork painting art projects


art projects with kitchen tools

While printing she made sure to print using a 2 step motion. First to get the tines of the fork printed, then she got the base printed to complete the tulip.

printing activities with fork

Once we printed using our forks, we drew the stems and leaves using green acrylic paint.

kids art projects

My toddler on the other hand is not very focused on the design or the pattern element of the spring art activity. Well yeah she is 2. For her the fun was to simply print using different colors. As you can see only the prongs got the paint and hence the prints. But that’s her spring art! It’s always best to keep the art project as open ended as possible when playing with younger kids. My preschooler  however starts any art activity with the ” What design are we making?” So it’s different with her.

toddler activities art

I love my toddler’s unique and original open ended art work. She enjoyed every bit of the process.

toddler art projects

My “design and pattern” loving 4 year’s old work.

art projects for kids with forks

It’s always fun to participate in the activity with the kids. My children love it when I join them and finally we take a look at all our art work.

art activities for kids

Some more spring crafts we have done in the past.


spring craft


spring crafts                                                   flower potion for spring fun

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  1. This is wonderful!

  2. These are just too cute! This kind of art activity is right up my alley! Easy, unique and adorable! I love it!

  3. Awesome! I love using items from around the house to make art. I will be sharing this idea with the families I work with. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is soooooooooooooooooooo stinkin cute!!

  5. Love this idea! It makes a perfect Tulip stamp. I can’t wait to make some Tulips for my art wall.

    • TurkeyMom says:

      Janine, it was funny to see your name pop up on our “Tulip” Painting. I bet it’d be cool if your family eventually ends up trying this out.

  6. I will be making these with my son today :) So beautiful!!

  7. Wow, this is perfect! So fun and easy to do – and such a beautiful result! Love it!

  8. Catherine@ Momma's Fun World says:

    Love this what a fun way to paint. Shared on my FB page and also pinned.

  9. This is just awesome. Trying it with my 5 yr old today! Thanks.

  10. Brilliant! I love the fork marks. I would enjoy doing this all by myself. I hope you’ll consider sharing this and many of your posts at Look What We Did, a month long link up hosted by HammockTracks.

  11. What a great idea. I love printing with random things and making it into art. I think we will try, it would make a great mothers day card :-)

  12. Visiting from Tuesday Tots. My Family-Focused Monday hop is live now and I would love to see one of your awesome posts linked up @ www[dot]mondaykidcorner[dot]blogspot[dot]com.

    Have a wonderful week.

  13. Thank you for sharing this great idea! I found this idea on pinterest. I would like to invite you to share this post on my Money Saving Monday Link Up!

    Thank You,

  14. This is just so lovely. I couldn’t not feature it this week! (love the double negative, right? haha). Thanks so much for linking up. You can see your feature here: http://www.learnwithplayathome.com/2013/04/10-spring-activities-for-kids.html

  15. We used your technique last week, you can check it out at the end of this post http://strongstart.blogspot.ca/2013/04/our-flower-paintings-garden.html
    Thanks again for the idea the children had a lot of ufn.

  16. so cute! I have to wait til she gets a bigger to test it out though.. don’t want my 1.5 yr old thinking it’s acceptable to eat the paint that’s on the fork! :)

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