Flower printing at May Faire

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The flower printing activity was a success with the kids (and many of the adults as well) at May Faire today. We used liquid watercolors and special liquid watercolor stamp pads just like when we did this with the art group.

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I actually made some of my own giant stamp pads with felt, a hot glue gun, and styrofoam trays, but it was a windy day and they seemed more likely to blow around so we ended up using the pads I bought from Discount School Supply. I'll save the handmade ones for another time.

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Some kids stamp with the flowers and leaves, some use them like paint brushes. Some make random designs, some create specific patterns. It's so much fun to watch! And I just love how they turn out.

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  1. Dawn says

    It was so much fun watching Asher get involved with this- he really got into it!!! Thanks!

  2. says

    I love the colors in the picture by ‘Vera’ and how the children found their own ways of creating with the materials that you had available for them. We have been printing over here in NZ too, but as it is our Autumn we have been using apples and leaves (http://www.papercraftsforchildren.com/2010/05/03/printing-with-apples/ and http://www.papercraftsforchildren.com/2010/05/14/leaf-prints/). When it is our spring I will have a go with flowers too:-)
    Thanks,
    Sarah

  3. says

    Great project…we have those same pads, but haven’t used them yet and now I know how we’ll “break them in”! Thanks for the continued inspiration.

  4. says

    thanks jean!! we were so blessed to have your creative talents on board! the kids LOVED your project! your tent seemed a constant buzz of activity. i didn’t get to experience the festival on many levels (i’m sure you know what i mean!) so thanks for sharing that pic of my girl digging her printing…wings and all! ;)