I give them a demonstration in blending one color of wet paint with another. Each of us chooses one color to have on our palette which we will blend with white. After looking through flower catalogs and describing the early spring flowers that we have seen around our school and at home, we sketch out the shapes of our petals. We make them big, big, BIG. So big that they don't even fit on our huge paper!
Then, using one brush, we outline the petals with either the white or the colored paint. We use the other puddle of paint to fill in the petals, always pulling our brushes in the directions that the petals would grow from the center of the flower.
After reading Miss Rumphius,