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Fork Flower Painting For Kids

Looking for an easy and creative craft project? Our Fork Flower Painting is inexpensive, unique, and the perfect activity for kids of any age!

Spring is my favorite time of the year! The flowers are starting to peek through after a long winter and the days are getting warmer.

We begin to see the beautiful colors emerge as the flowers start to bloom.

I like to have craft supplies on hand year round so no matter what the weather is outside, we always have something to do inside and that will keep my little people occupied.

Fork painting – like this Lion Fork Painting – has become one of our favorite craft projects. One of the best parts for me is that I always have the supplies on hand. No special trips to the store because I always have what I need!

Let them use their creative minds to create, not even just flowers, but animals, fireworks, landscapes, buildings…..the sky’s the limit.

You might be surprised at what other household items they might think of to paint with. Kids are pros when it comes to being creative. Wouldn’t you agree!?!?

If you want more paint crafting ideas for kids, try my Egg Carton Painting Activity or Easy Pet Rocks Craft Idea For Kids.

Supplies needed for flower fork painting

Here’s everything you need to make this adorable craft – you probably already have everything you need!

  • Paper – construction paper or card stock
  • Green Paint – and other assorted colored paints for the flowers!
  • Q-Tips – any brand
  • Fork – disposable will work great

How to make a flower fork painting

This craft is super easy – your kids will have so much fun making flowers with forks and paint!

Step 1

Begin by placing the tines of the fork in the green paint and place the fork on the paper to create the look of grass at the bottom.

Step 2

Next, use a Q-Tip to paint a stem and leaves from the painted grass to about halfway up the page.

Step 3

Using a different Q-Tip or the other end of the Q-Tip, paint the center of a flower on the top of the stem.

Step 4

Finally, use the tines of a clean fork and any color you choose to create a flower around the painted center at the top of the stem.

Fork flower painting recipe notes and tips

  • I recommend using a disposable fork for your painting. This makes for easier clean up. However, you can use any type of fork you would like such as a large or small tine fork or a baby fork.
  • Be sure to have some wet washcloths or paper towels handy in preparation for the little (or larger) messes that may occur. 🙂
  • Have the kids wear an old shirt or smock as a paint shirt to protect their good clothing from any accidents.
  • If the weather is nice outside, pack up your supplies and go out into the sunshine.
  • Provide one fork for each color of paint.

Variations of flower fork painting to try

  • Add glitter on the paint before it dries for beautiful, sparkly flowers.
  • Glue buttons of various sizes and colors to the center of the flower to add a little dimension.
  • Paint a vase or cut one out of construction paper, glue it to your paper and add a beautiful fork bouquet to the vase.
  • Fold the paper in half to make a card. This Flower Fork Painting would make a beautiful Mother’s Day or Get Well card!

Fork flower painting FAQs

If you have any questions about how to paint with a fork, please check to see if I’ve answered them below. If I haven’t, be sure to leave them in the comments so I can!

What is fork painting?

Fork Painting is a unique and interesting painting technique. It highlights different textures and lines while creating something much different than a regular paintbrush.

What is the best type of paint to use?

Acrylic paint is a great choice, especially if your kids are older because acrylics are thicker and a little easier to work with.

If you are working with younger kids, you might want to consider using washable paints so the cleanup is easier. 😉

What is the best type of paper to use for this flower fork painting activity?

My recommendation would be to use card stock or construction paper. They are thicker and the paint would be less likely to soak through.

Butcher paper would be another great option but you can use any type of paper that works best for you or that you have on hand.

How does painting help a child’s intellectual development?

Sensory activities like painting help the body and brain integrate information and develop. It’s also a creative way to pass time and relax.

More Enjoyable Crafts For Kids To Try

  • How To Make A DIY Mushroom Fairy House
  • Easy Four Seasons Tree Craft For Kids
  • Folded Paper Sunflower Craft for Kids
  • How To Make A DIY Nature Mandala Craft
  • Paper Plate Garden Craft For Kids

Fork Flower Painting

ThisFork Flower Painting is inexpensive, unique, and the perfect activity for kids of any age!


  • Paper
  • Green and other assorted color paint
  • Q-tips
  • Fork


  1. Use the fork and green paint to create grass at the bottom of the paper.
  2. Use a q-tip and green paint to create a stem and leaves.
  3. Use a q-tip and any color paint to create the center of the flower at the top of the stem.
  4. Use the fork and any color paint to create the flower.
  5. Allow to dry and enjoy!

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