Fun Kids Crafts
Cotton Swab Flower Painting
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.
Time: 10 minutes
Age: Little kids to Big kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy
You will need:
- Paints – green, purple, white and black colours (we used acrylic paints)
- Cotton buds
Step 1: Paint the stalks
Using a fine paintbrush, paint some long green stalks onto your card.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.