Looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift for this week? I’ve had my students do the same paintings every year for Mother’s Day for the past few years and they are always a hit!
Usually I buy canvases on sale to do this project (this year I got some donated from our art teacher), but you can just use regular construction paper!
This is a sample I did with my class as I modeled how to mix colors and do strokes.. It is on construction paper and turned out great! So you don’t need fancy canvases to do this project!
I love having a variety of paint colors for my kiddos to choose from. They always blow me away with their creativity! I initially have them choose 2 colors for the inside of the flower and 2 colors for the petals.
Heres some more information on the Mother’s Day Paintings from my post a couple years ago:
I wanted to have my kiddos make something special for Mother’s Day that their moms could hang up for many years to come. I love Georgia O’Keeffe’s beautiful flower paintings and decided that they were the perfect inspiration for our Mother’s Day project!
To start off, I showed my kiddos some pictures of Georgia O’Keeffe’s flowers, pointing out how they were all close-ups of the flowers that took up the whole page (sometimes even having the ends of the petals cut off by the edges of the picture). We also talked about how artists don’t just use one color, but many times they use a few different colors or shades that they blend together.
Then they took out their pencil and lightly drew a design for their flower.
As they started to finish their pencil outlines, I walked around and had them pick out their paint colors and then put a couple squirts of them on their brown paper bag.
I brought some real flowers in to put in the middle of their teams to help provide inspiration for their paintings. They loved being able to look at the flowers close-up and I love the color they bring to the room! I wish I could have fresh flowers at their teams year round!
I LOVE how these turn out every year! I am so excited for my students to give them to their moms! Tomorrow we will wrap them up and send them home!
What a fun and colorful gift!
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I'm sure your kid's mothers will love it.
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These are gorgeous Molly!! The moms must adore them 🙂
Please let me know what colours did you use? Is it acrylic paint?
Yes it’s acrylic paint! I’m not sure the names of the colors, I just picked out a bunch of colors that I liked from Michael’s!
What size canvas did you use?
I used 12 x 12 ones!
These paintings are gorgeous! What aged children did you work with?
Thank you so much! I did these with my 4th grade students!
What size canvas do you recommend?
I used 12 x 12 canvases!
I need help with teaching how to draw the flower. Do you have a direct draw video we can follow ?
I don’t, but I showed students a lot of different pictures of flowers and they got to pick one to look at while they did their painting if they wanted!