Little Ideas for Big Teaching

Sponge Painting Flowers

Sponge Painting Flowers Project by Andrea Spillett


Engage your students with art by recreating one of Monet’s most famous pieces.


What You Need (for each student):


  • Two 12” x 18” pieces of white construction paper
  • Bright blue, blue, green, purple, white, and lavender paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Sponges
  • Scissors
  • Oil pastels (any color)


What To Do:


  1. Paint one piece of 12” x 18” white construction paper bright blue, using a circular motion. Paint the other piece of white construction paper green or light green. Let both of these dry.
  2. Dip the sponge into the blue paint. Sponge paint the areas where you want to create a darker looking pond.
  3. Lightly dip another sponge in white paint and give accent to the already painted ponds.
  4. Cut lily pads from the green paper painted earlier.
  5. Use any color oil pastel to draw the veins on the lily pad. Glue the lily pads onto the artwork.
  6. Mix the purple and white paint to create lavender. Paint a tulip like shape on and above the lily pad.
  7. Paint with a light sweep of the brush purple, and then white.



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