Looking for unique kids painting ideas? Skip the brushes and use forks in this painting crafts for kids.
My absolute favorite flowers are tulips. My kids favorite craft activity is to paint. So we put the two together with this fork painting craft for kids. Painting with anything other than a paint brush is always a blast for kids. We've painted with Q-tips but this was our first time painting with a kitchen utensil! Older kids can make these fork tulips on their own. This is a great craft for the toddler and pre-school aged crowd with assistance. It's quick, easy, and pretty mess free.
Fork Tulips – Painting Crafts for Kids
To make the tulips, you will need:
Fork (use plastic forks if you don't want to mess around with cleaning up)
Craft paint – I love, love Crayola's Washable Craft Paint for painting crafts for kids!
Paper towel or rag
Other embellishments for decorating if desired – we made some grass out of construction paper for the bottom of our pictures.
Squeeze various colors of paint onto a paper plate. I always start with less and add more if needed. Otherwise we end up with a big glob of brown.
Dip the backside of the fork in the paint, press down on the paper to make the tulip impression,
wipe the fork with paper towels and repeat with different colors.
Use a paint brush to add in stems. Then use the forks again to make grass and a sun.
This is the perfect craft for toddlers and preschoolers to make for Easter or Mother's Day.