We made the coolest Botanical Art project at Homeschool Coop. This is such a great project to do with kids. You can frame these, and hang them on your wall, or give these as gifts, or even use them to create other art projects with. Or you could make really super-duper cool homemade wrapping paper too.
We did this art project outside. You need to be outdoors or in a well ventilated area for this project as the spray paint has a strong odor and also can get blown around by wind. It is a good idea to take turns and not have too many kids spray painting at once and be sure they are spaced a little distance away from each other. Adult supervision and safety measures should be taken with a project like this.
The kids picked out colored paper. They also picked out various plants and flowers they wanted to use.
They laid out newspapers on the ground and set their colored paper on the newspaper. Then they placed their plant of choice on the paper, and spray painted over it. After a minute or so, they carefully lifted off the plant from the paper and the result was a beautiful reverse silhouette of the plant.
I love these beautiful masterpieces the kids made! I hope to get them framed for the wall in the near future.