Monday, 15 February 2016

Valentines Art - A Vase of Roses


For valentines yesterday I decided it would be nice to do some art with Lily. 
Having not planned anything, I decided to look around my home to see what I could find to make something that was valentines related. We had paint and paper, and love heart sponges. But I also found tissue paper in green and red and empty toilet rolls. Suddenly the idea popped into my head to make some vases of roses.


I put all 4 colours of paint into the bowl and let Lily decorate the toilet roll which would make our vase. I was quite surprised that I didn't have to show her what to do and she started to dab her brush into the paint and then paint the toilet roll straight away.




Now for the flowers, this part Lily is to small to do and so I had to do it while I left her to paint with the heart sponge and a toilet roll. 

Here is how to make the roses so then you can make them at home.
Firstly cut the toilet roll into strips. These will be our stems.


Then you can either paint them or wrap them in green tissue paper, I decided to wrap them in tissue paper and glue them shut with Pritt Stick.



Now to make the flowers, rip the red tissue paper into squares, and place into your hand like in the photograph. Then squash and fold the tissue paper until it forms more of a flower shape. 



Stick the rose to the top of the stems you have made and you have your flower, make around 5 for each vase you painted. 


When your pots have dried, place them in and they are finished and ready to give to your valentine!





42 comments:

  1. I quite like what she's done with her leggings for this project too ;)

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    1. haha yeh thats over a few weeks of painting, but does give me the idea of getting some clothing paint and letting her paint them :) She seems to enjoy it haha

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  2. Looks like so much fun. I am loving her leggings haha

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  3. Aww, she is so cute. The project is very interesting and I'm sure you both enjoyed it a lot.

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  4. aw this is so adorable and looks great fun

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  5. Looks like she is painting her leggings too maybe she is going to be an artist when she grows up?!

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  6. Looks like you guys had so much fun, I love that she got really stuck in with the painting ;)

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  7. What a fun time you had together, very special, I remember these times fondly with my kids;-)

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  8. Aww these are so cute and so crafty. They're much better than I could ever make x

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  9. This is creative and fun - it looks super cute too!

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  10. Awww so sweet! And such a great idea. I need to get over my phobia of mess I think! x

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    1. We really didn't make to much mess, I had wet wipes at the ready incase any went on the floor lol

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  11. Awwh, what a fun project. A great way to get messy with some paint too!

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  12. what a great little craft. your little girl looks so adorable and looks like she is enjoying herself

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  13. This is so cute and something to treasure forever! x

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  14. Wow your little one looks super busy. Nice.

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  15. Aww that's a great idea and very cute too, looks like you two had fun :)

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  16. Aww so cute to have homemade gifts from children. They are the best presents.

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  17. Very cute, she's a proper budding artist, I hope her valentines loved them!

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  18. these are so cute. i remember making some for mothers day when i was a child

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  19. So are beautiful, such a lovely idea. I want these for mothers day! I especially love the hand painted vase

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  20. What a really cute idea. Dont think I could cope with the mess but I guess I'll learn that when I have children of my own. Something like this would be a fun activity for mothers day xxx

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  21. Great artwork by a brilliant child. Perfect bonding as well. :)

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  22. A very good idea and good for you for being so brave and starting the project. I would constantly worry about stains.

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  23. This is such a cute project. I have been struggling to come up with ideas on craft to do with my LO at home as he is too young for most things. I will have a go at this. Thanks for sharing

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  24. I think I love the painted leggings, you might be onto somethere there you know x

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  25. Going to try this with my little man

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  26. I love to sellotape wallpaper blank side up to cover whole kitchen table and provide bowls of paint , potato prints leaves, sticky shapes ,cotton wool anything to stick or print and let them get on it . It will end up frieze size which goes up on the living room wall for a few weeks and then they do another one! it can be made seasonal ie christmassy or easter or whatever all the family get involved and hand prints finish it off! (kin Styles)

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  27. What a fab idea! Great for Mothers Day or Nanny's birthday too :D You are brave letting Lily do that fully clothed, I nearly cry if the little people stain any of their clothing haha

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    1. Its Old clothes that barely fit her anymore :) Ones I picked up from second hand parent stalls.. :)

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  28. Look s like great fun. I think I'm going to give this a go with my little boy. Nanny will appreciate homemade gifts. x

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  29. This is such a lovely, fun activity! My daughter and I are definitely going to be doing this over the summer holidays!

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  30. Love this! I am putting this on our list of activities for the weekend, perfect for valentines

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  31. Love your bravery with th white leggings :)

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  32. Thankyou this is a great tutorial, my eldest loves flowers so will be making this over the easter :)

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  33. Lily will be an artist in the making xx

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  34. Cute idea. Looks great

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  35. such a great way of making flowers simple and looks gorgeous

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