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Cotton Swab Flower Painting

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Make this beautiful cotton swab flower painting using cotton swab prints - a fun kids craft or beautiful DIY mother's day card

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Cotton Swab Flower Painting

Cotton swabs aren’t just for sitting about in a bathroom cabinet, waiting to be used. They can also make the most beautiful paintings.
 
In this cotton swab flower painting, the cotton swabs are dipped in paint and printed onto the card. These little print marks make up the petals of your lilac flower.
 
The beautiful painting you get at the end could be used to make a gift for someone special, or a stunning Mother’s Day card.

Summary:

Time: 10 minutes
Age: Little kids to Big kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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Make this beautiful cotton swab flower painting using cotton swab prints - a fun kids craft or beautiful DIY mother's day card
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You will need:

  • Card
  • Paints – green, purple, white and black colours (we used acrylic paints)
  • Paintbrush
  • Cotton buds

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Make this beautiful cotton swab flower painting using cotton swab prints - a fun kids craft or beautiful DIY mother's day card
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Step 1: Paint the stalks

Using a fine paintbrush, paint some long green stalks onto your card.

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Make this beautiful cotton swab flower painting using cotton swab prints - a fun kids craft or beautiful DIY mother's day card
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Step 2: Add some heart shaped leaves

Lilac plants have beautiful heart shaped leaves. This makes them easy shapes to paint on too.

Paint lots of little green hearts. Join them to the stalks with fine brushstrokes.

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Make this beautiful cotton swab flower painting using cotton swab prints - a fun kids craft or beautiful DIY mother's day card
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Step 3: Start printing your lilacs

Dip a cotton bud into purple paint and start printing little dots.

Build up the dots around the stem to make your lilac flower.

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Make this beautiful cotton swab flower painting using cotton swab prints - a fun kids craft or beautiful DIY mother's day card
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Step 4: Add some shading

Mix your purple paint with a little white paint to make a lighter purple colour.

Dip your cotton bud into this lighter colour and print onto one side of each lilac flower.

It will give your flowers a wonderful 3-dimensional feel to them and make them look so much prettier.

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Make this beautiful cotton swab flower painting using cotton swab prints - a fun kids craft or beautiful DIY mother's day card
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Step 5: Add detail to the leaves

To finish your painting make a slightly darker shade of green.

Paint little lines on the leaves, to look like veins.

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Make this beautiful cotton swab flower painting using cotton swab prints - a fun kids craft or beautiful DIY mother's day card
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Blooming lovely!

This cotton bud printing technique is so simple but the end result is a stunning lilac flower painting.

The paintings could make beautiful cards for Mother’s Day or to celebrate a special birthday.

Make this beautiful cotton swab flower painting using cotton swab prints - a fun kids craft or beautiful DIY mother's day card

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