The great thing about painting with forks, is that it’s kind of hard to mess up. I mean, you’re almost supposed to mess up. The paint is meant to be wild and random and then, in the end, it comes out as these beautiful Fork Painted Flowers. And you can call yourself an artist, because you did that!
For our Fork Painted Flowers you will need heavy cardstock as the base, We chose light blue paper, but you can go white, too. You’ll also need green cardstock for the stem and leaf. The rest of the supplies include acrylic paint, a fork, scissors, and a glue stick.
Fork Painted Flowers
- Acrylic paint – pink, purple, green, yellow
- Cardstock – light blue, green
- Glue stick
Begin by prepping your space. The pictures presented are for demonstrative purposes, but when doing this with kids we put down a tablecloth or something to protect the surface.
Cut a strip from the green cardstock. Also cut out a simple leaf shape.
Glue in place on the base cardstock.
Now, gather the paints. We used pink and purple with a yellow center. You do you. Then dip a fork into the first flower paint color and press against the paper. Try to go in a circle as much as possible for the flower petals.
Once the petals are complete, we like to start on the bottom grass so that the petals can dry just slightly.
Now, use the yellow to form the center of the flower.
The tines of the fork are so great for texture! We love fork painting because you never quite know what the outcome will be, and that’s what makes every flower print unique!
Be sure to find more fun spring craft ideas at Our Kid Things!