BLOOMING FLOWERS – Colour, Shape, Texture

Students explore flowers and use watercolour paints over oil pastels or crayons to create a resist painting.

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BLOOMING FLOWERS – Colour, Shape, Texture


  • Crayola Oil Pastels - 16 Count
  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Coloured Pencils - 12 Count
  • Crayola Watercolour Paint - 8 Count
  • Crayola Paint Brushes - 5 Count
  • Variety of Fresh Flowers
  • Vase
  • Mirror Plate
  • Paint Chips
  • Water Containers
  • Clipboard
  • Paper Towels


Step 1
  1. Look closely at all the things on the flower centre table.
  2. What colours do you see?
  3. What kinds of flowers do you see?
  4. What materials would you like to work with?
Step 2
  1. Look closely at the flowers.
  2. Be a flower detective!
    - What do you notice about the colours?
    - What shapes do you see?
    - What colours will you use to draw the flowers?
    - How can you show 2 different shades of green in the stems of your flowers?
    - How can you show the different textures?
  3. Remember to keep looking at the flowers as you draw.
Step 3
  1. Use watercolours to paint over your drawing. Think about:
    - What will happen if you paint over your drawing?
    ​- What colours of paint will you use? Why?
    - What will happen if you paint over the oil pastel?
    - What will happen if you paint one colour over another colour of paint?
  2. Set your picture aside so it can dry.
Step 4
  1. Look at your picture with fresh eyes.
    - What happened when paint colours overlapped each other? Why?
    - What happened when the paint went over the oil pastel? Why?
    - Which flowers do you like the best? Why?
    - Who would love this picture? Why?

  • Subjects:

    • Language Arts,

    • Science,

    • Visual Arts

  • Grades:

    • Pre-Kindergarten,

    • Kindergarten,

    • Grade 1

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