Relief Art: Spring Flower Bouquet

Relief art is one of our favorites. Combine that with springtime flowers? Well, you can't get much better than that!

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Watercolors and crayons--that's all this one needs!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    The first thing to do was to draw the details.... petal shapes, stamens, leaf detail... whatever she thought should stand out. Light colors are the most impressive, here! Madeleine just outlined, first... then painted watercolors over the crayon markings.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Daffodils....

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  • Step 4

    Tulips.. hyacinths... pansies....

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    and then more roses....

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    and "Can we start over (again) with a whole, 'nother sheet, please?" It's always such a surprise and so magical when those first colors start shining through!....

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Step 7

    So, so fun.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

  • Done!

    And so, so bright and cheerful. And so, so pretty!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 8

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