Recycled Bottle Flower Prints
An Activity for Preschoolers:
A great activity that shows recycling can be fun and creative!


Before You Begin:
Have children vote for their favorite apple colors. The teacher may want to bring in some apples, and let the children try them to see if the taste differs like the colors do. The children can also see the colors of the different apples in person. Gather paints in the colors of the different types of apples. Measure out sheets of wax paper (2 per child), approximately 12"Sq. Cut out brown stems and 1-2 leaves per child from construction paper ahead of time. Use art trays or placemats under the projects if desired.


Activity Goals:
  • To allow children to experience and learn about color blending
  • To build fine motor skills
  • To provide a seasonal, hands-on sensory experience that is not messy

    Furthermore:
    What other objects can be used in a new way as a method of recycling? Hold a class brainstorming session to help get everyone thinking about ways to reduce trash and save the planet!




  • Step 1.
    Set out different colors of paint on paint trays or paper plates.
    Step 2.
    Take a plastic bottle and dip the bottom into one of the colors of paint. Now, press the bottom of the bottle onto the paper. Repeat using different colors and/or different sizes of water bottles.
    Step 3.
    Using a paint brush, paint a stem onto each of the flowers.
    Step 4.
    Paint additional details into your painting, such as grass, trees, clouds or more!



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