- Crayola Watercolour Paints - 8 Count
- Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
- Crayola Paintbrushes - 5 Count
- Pipettes - 1 per student
- Drinking Straws - 1 per student
- Water Containers
- Paper Towels
- Mix some brown paint with water to make a watery solution.
- Use a paintbrush or pipette to drop a small amount of paint onto the bottom of your paper.
- This will become a branch.
- Place a straw close to the paint.
- Blow the paint away from you and towards the top of the paper.
- Continue dropping paint and blowing it both upwards and sideways to create several stems and branches.
- Set your work aside to dry.
- Mix together 2 or 3 shades of yellow.
- Water them down in the same way you watered down the brown paint.
- The yellow shades you have mixed will become the forsythia flowers.
- Water down a small amount of green paint as well.
- Use a small, round paintbrush to make the flowers.
- Use your paintbrush to make four yellow petals in the shape of an X.
- Continue making many petals all around your branches.
- Use all three colours of yellow.
- While the yellow flowers are still wet, drop in some small amounts of green.
- This will look like the little leaves that the flower grows out of.
- Set your painting aside to dry.
- Make a watery solution of green paint.
- Load your paintbrush with the watery paint.
- Hold the brush in one hand.
- Tap the brush handle with the edge of your other hand to spatter paint all over your picture.
- View your painting with fresh eyes.
- How does it make you feel?
- What do you see that makes you say that?
- What do you like best baout your painting? Why?