It’s Not All Mary Poppins

We call them Tulips

1. Paint a child’s palm with tempera paint.
2. Press palm into glass several times, until all paint is gone.
3. Wash hand.
4. I you feel particularly creative, you can add grass.

Voila! Instant spring flower garden!

(These pictures are a few weeks old. The snow you see there is entirely gone now.)

(These pictures are a few weeks old. The snow you see there is entirely gone now.)



May 1, 2013 - Posted by | crafts | , , , ,


  1. Oooh, that’s so pretty! Is tempera paint easy to wash off windows? I’ve not heard of it – perhaps we have a different name for it.

    I don’t know if it has another name over there. Here, it’s standard paint for primary school age kids, and comes in a variety of forms: powder, solid pucks, and liquid. I buy liquid for the convenience. Yes, it washes off very easily, though, as there was quite a bit of paint on the window, I had to make two runs at it, first to loosen and swirl it, then to clear it off. Still, it took no more than five minutes, I’m sure.

    Comment by May | May 1, 2013 | Reply

  2. Interesting twist on finger painting!

    True! Hadn’t thought of it like that, but it’s precisely what it is. Pretty, simple, and effective.

    Comment by roylcoblog | May 1, 2013 | Reply

  3. So pretty! I always pass by the Tempera paints and get the finger paint, but I will have to pick someone up. Trip to the craft store!

    Comment by Kate | May 1, 2013 | Reply

    • *some* but maybe I can pick someone up too!

      Comment by Kate | May 1, 2013 | Reply

  4. put cookie tray with a little paint in it on the floor (OUTSIDE)
    have each child step in paint
    have them put left foot on paper, then off
    have them put right foot on paper to LEFT of left foot, but touching it
    This makes a lovely “Shoefly” or butterfly wings. Some girls shoes have wonderful treads in flower shapes already, making them even better.

    Comment by My Kids Mom | May 1, 2013 | Reply

  5. Lovely!

    Comment by Sheri | May 3, 2013 | Reply

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