Gorgeous new poinsettia varieties have been developed in recent years, and this spin painting poinsettia craft is based on a spotted poinsettia newcomer. Native to Mexico, poinsettias are prevalent during the Christmas season, and this craft is a beautiful way to include them. The craft gives children an opportunity to participate in two well-loved process art activities: spin painting and spatter painting.
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Supplies To Collect
Just a few supplies are needed for this simple speckled poinsettia craft:
- pale green or creamy white cardstock paper
- decorative cardstock paper
- red and pink tempera paint
- paint pots and spoons
- old toothbrushes
- salad spinner
- scissors and pencil
- glue stick or glue gun
- adhesive gem stickers
- art tablecloth
Starting The Spin Painting Poinsettia Craft
To make this beautiful spin painting poinsettia craft, start by cutting a circle from pale green or creamy white cardstock. It should fit just inside the bottom of your salad spinner basket.
Next, place the circle at the bottom of the salad spinner. On a table covered with an art tablecloth, use spoons to drop in red and pink tempera paint.
Tip: If you do not have pink tempera paint, mix a little white tempera into a pot of red and you’ll have a nice pink color to use.
Give the salad spinner a good spin and take a peek. You can choose to add more spoonfuls of paint if you wish and give it another spin.
Afterward, take the paint-filled circle out of the spinner and spatter pink and red paint on it using toothbrushes. Then let the process art project thoroughly dry.
Carefully cut poinsettia leaves from the decorated circle. Feel free to download this poinsettia pattern to make your crafting easier.
This printable is for individual or one classroom use only.
Note: A little paint may chip off during the cutting. But you’ll have plenty left to give your poinsettia leaves a spotted look.
Assembling The Poinsettia
To assemble the poinsettia, choose a decorative piece of cardstock paper to use as a background.
Then choose four painted and cut leaves and glue them on. Affix them in the shape of an X, leaving a little space in the center.
Afterward, glue the other four leaves in between.
Finally, add three to five medium-sized adhesive gems to the center.
Variations of the Spin Painting Poinsettia Craft
In addition to making a great wall art project, this poinsettia craft would look superb on a holiday greeting card.
Novelty poinsettias come in a wide range of colors, and the carstock leaves could be brush-painted in hues such as vibrant red or orange, salmon pink, or peach. The color possibilities for this poinsettia holiday craft project are endless.
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