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Fork Tulips – Painting Crafts for Kids

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Looking for unique kids painting ideas?  Skip the brushes and use forks in this painting crafts for kids.

Do your kids love to paint? Grab some plastic forks and let them create tulips in this fun painting crafts for kids! This is the perfect spring break activity! Or make cards for Easter or Mother's Day.

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.


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Fork Tulips – Painting Crafts for Kids


To make the tulips, you will need:

Paper plate
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!
White paper
Paper towel or rag
Other embellishments for decorating if desired – we made some grass out of construction paper for the bottom of our pictures.

Kids Painting Ideas

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.

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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.

Fun Paint Crafts for Kids

Use a paint brush  to add in stems.  Then use the forks again to make grass and a sun.

Fork Tulips
This is the perfect craft for toddlers and preschoolers to make for Easter or Mother’s Day.

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  • susen @Dabbling Momma
    April 3, 2017

    Seen this on Crafty Moms Share blogspot. We’ve painted with alot of different things but haven’t tried a fork yet! Definitely going to give this a whirl! Your painting turned out lovely!

  • Marilyn Lesniak
    March 23, 2017

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Like someone in person today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Pinned and tweeted!

  • Vanessa
    March 29, 2016

    Thanks for linking up at “A Little Bird Told Me” Wednesday link party! You have been featured at Mama’s Happy Hive blog. 🙂

  • Jennifer
    March 28, 2016

    Oh my goodness, not how cute, simple and clever is this!

    I love it!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  • Jenni
    March 26, 2016

    What a lovely idea! So effective!

  • Mommy Hiker
    March 25, 2016

    So sweet and such a simple idea! Perfect for little hands 🙂

  • Desirae
    March 24, 2016

    THis is such an adorable idea!

  • Isabel
    March 23, 2016

    Wow, tulips are my favorite flower. I will try this craft with my little girl soon.

    • Camille
      March 28, 2016

      Mine, too! It’s sad when their season is over.

  • Heather
    March 22, 2016

    These are so cute! It looks like a lot of fun too. Thanks for sharing on #EverythingKids this week 🙂

  • Michelle
    March 21, 2016

    Such a cute, clever idea!!! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  • swapna
    March 21, 2016

    So Pretty!! Would love to see your posts in the Practical Mondays Link Up:)