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Plastic Bottle Flowers

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A fun way to create painted flowers before you send left-over plastic bottles off for recycling.



Yellow card, flowers, paint


Time: 10 minutes
Age: Under 5s, 5s to 10s
Level: Easy



Red flowers, paint


Materials
Plastic bottles of various size
Plastic tray or plate
Poster paint
Sheets of paper
Brushes (to make stalks and leaves)
Pens and pencils (to make stalks and leaves)



Poster paint, paper


Method
Pour ready-made poster paint or acrylic paint into plastic or glass tubs.



Poster paint, paper


Lay out your paper or card. We used a few different sizes and colours.



Poster paint, paper


Using the bottom of the bottle, dip it into the paint and then onto your paper.



Poster paint, paper



Red flowers, paint



Red flowers, paint


Dip the top of the bottle in a different colour to make the centre of the flower.



Blue, yellow, green, paper, paint flowers, plastic bottle


Draw stalks and leaves in green paint with paint brushes, or draw them in pencil or pen.



Blue, yellow, green, paper, paint flowers, plastic bottle



Yellow card, flowers, paint


You can use different sizes and shapes of bottle for different effects. We thought this red one wouldn't work well, but with some extra additions it started to look quite pretty.



Blue, yellow, green, paper, paint flowers, plastic bottle



Yellow card, flowers, paint


Categories
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Paint
#Recycled
#Easy
#Cheap
#Printing
#Stamping
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