Saturday, January 18, 2014

Tie Dye Flowers

 Friends! I am sorry I have been M.I.A. these days. I have been swamped over at Green Owl Art with school commitments and my latest exciting endeavor--a Girl Scout troop! I can't wait to share the amazing things our troop has in store, but today here is a simple no-treat Valentine to make.

 All you need:
paper towels
watercolor paints
paint brush

 We started out by just painting on the paper towels. We love using liquid watercolors. They are so vibrant and a little goes a long way. An ice cube tray is perfect to hold these paints.

 The trick is to cover the entire paper towel with paint. Another way to do this is with paints or food color and water in spray bottles (especially good for the impatient little one.)

 Look at the results! So beautiful, right? I just love all the colors. It would also be fun to stick to Valentine colors for this. A bouquet of red and pink would be very sweet. We let these dry outside for about and hour.

 At first we thought we could just roll our towels up and secure with the clothespin, but they were way too bulky and didn't look much like a flower. So, we decided to tear them into smaller peices to get the right look.

 We made small piles with our "petals" and twisted each one before adding a clothespin to the bottom. You could paint the clothespin green if you'd like or just leave natural like we did.

Em decided a spritz of perfume was a great touch. A few drops of lavender oil would be nice, too. Along with a simple note these are a great way to make a no-treat Valentine still fun and exciting.

I shared this over at Kiwi Crate.

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