Preschool Painting with Flowers

Preschool painting doesn’t have to get boring! Try it with a twist and replace those paintbrushes with flowers.

Today, Carol from My Bored Toddler is joining in on a new sensory series here on Mommy Evolution featuring spring sensory activities!

And sharing her adventure of painting with sunflowers with her own kiddos.

Painting with a Twist! Preschool Painting with Flowers

Preschool Painting with Flowers

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year.

It’s a great excuse to get the kids outside and there are so many great Spring activities that my toddler enjoys. 

We love going on Spring walks, and enjoy looking at all the beautiful flowers.

This week we decided to paint with some of the flowers from our garden, and they had lots of fun doing this.

What you need:

  • Flowers (any kind  – picked from the garden, collected from a walk, or old flowers you are about to throw away)
  • Poster Paint
  • White construction paper
painting with sunflowers

What to do:

Collect the flowers. If you are using old flowers then you can skip this step, however I like to make the collection of the flowers part of the fun.

We will often use flowers from our own garden, and other times we will go around collecting wild flowers and leaves.

We discuss the color, smell and texture of each of the flowers as we collect them.

painting with flowers square

Set up your paints.

Try to use bright colors.

I use a paper plate as my paint palette as it’s large enough to put the whole flower in, and it’s easy to throw it away when you’re done.

painting with flowers 2

Let them paint!

My girls really enjoyed painting with the flowers, but you can also use the bottom of the stems to make patterns, and the leaves make great patterns too.

This post is part of the Spring Sensory Activities series, hosted by Mommy Evolution in partnership with The Sensory Spectrum

About Carol: Carol is the owner of My Bored Toddler, a website full of crafts and activities to keep your toddlers busy. You can find lots more toddler activities and  toddler painting ideas

Spring Sensory Activities for Kids


  1. What a beautiful art project! I absolutely love it! I will be doing this in the spring for sure! Thanks for linking up in our #TAKETIME link up!

  2. Brilliant idea! Featured your post in our Learn & Play Link Up this week! Thank you for sharing! – Jae, The Pinay Homeschooler

  3. What a wonderful idea! I will give it a try with my daughter soon, I’m sure she is going to love it!

  4. We love finding ways to paint without paintbrushes! Adding this to our list for the summer! Thanks for adding it to the #taketime linkup!

  5. This looks like such a fun project!! My daughter would LOVE doing this! Thank you for linking up with us! #TakeTime

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