Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Easy Hyacinth Paintings

The hyacinths are in full bloom at our house, and to celebrate, the girls made these fun paintings using a cork as a stamp!


I drew the stem and leaves, and the girls dipped the cork in some pink paint and stamped away!


This project combined two of their favorite activities -- painting and stamping!


Here's how Emily's turned out.


I can appreciate the "artistic license" Clara used to stamp hers.


Lots of fun!!

26 comments:

Mom of Two said...

Hmmmm! I can take one for the team. We can drink a bottle of wine tomorrow at dinner so that the next day my daughter can do this project.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Another excellent project! Do you come up with all this stuff - or do you have a really crafty neighbor you steal all your ideas from? Either way, this is another one I'm bookmarking - thanks.

Mark said...

Dear Valerie,

Are you sure that Clara did not get into the wine? She will drink just about anything from a cup if you are not careful.

Love,
Mark

Jenny said...

Another great idea! Those are so cute!

Miller Moments said...

I love this!

Artistmama said...

SO pretty! We'll have to try that.

Sherry said...

those are cute! I think we have old corks layin around too!!

Christy said...

Very cute. I knew I was saving corks for something.

Suzi Dow said...

Valeria - Here's a little piece of ancient history - When Israel became an independent state from England, the British took all the postal equipment with them so the Israelis took wine corks and cut different designs in each, using them to post mark the mail. At least, that is what my mother-in-law told me and she went through all that turmoil.

Ticia said...

That could work for bluebonnets too. Probably much neater than my fingerprint ones.

Wonder Mom said...

Yes, your kiddos are, again, amazing me with their beautiful art work!

(BUT, can they SPELL Hia...Hei...Hyacinth, because I certainly cannot!)

MaryAnne said...

Clara's is so expressive =)

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Guess who's going to be cracking open a bottle of wine for the cause this weekend! LOL!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Hey, we have a formidable cork collection here, and we never tried cork stamping. How silly of us!

Just Breathe said...

They came out so cute. Great idea.
I always have corks!!!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Mom of Two -- Too funny!!

@ Suzi Dow -- Oh my goodness, that is amazing!! I've never heard of that!

@ Ticia -- I LOVE the bluebonnets idea! That would be soooo pretty!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ WonderMom -- Ha! I know what you mean. I kept having to re-type it every time in this post.

@ Jennifer at The Toy Box Years -- Sometimes a woman's gonna do what a woman's gotta do. Know what I'm sayin'? ;-)

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

That is so awesome! I am loving all your ideas!

EntertainingMom said...

and mine... drinking!!! I am so stealing this idea!

vanessa said...

Mark's comments always make me laugh!

The girls' artwork turned out beautifully.

Cindy said...

These are so beautiful. I would rarely see hyacinths when we lived in MN, but here in NY everyone plants them. I can't wait to plant my own. Until then, we shall make some like yours. Thanks and Happy spring.

Penniless Parenting said...

Way too cute! I like the idea to use corks as stampers!

Kathryn said...

Awesome! Very pretty results that even young kids can achieve and be proud of.

Petula said...

That's beautiful. Perfect for framing.

agnesl said...

Hmm, this might be just the thing for entertaining my niece tonight! Thanks for the tip (and watch how it goes at http://mydailyburn.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/girls-night-in/)

Mom of Two said...

My daughter's attempt at your flowers. Thanks for the idea!
http://makesthree.blogspot.com/2010/05/hyacinth-flowers.html

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