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Plant a Kiss ~ A Book Inspired Art Project For Kids

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Celebrate Spring by Planting a Kiss! It’s the first day of spring and we are planting kisses while reading “Plant a Kiss” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

Plant a Kiss ~ A Book Inspired Art Project For Kids

Anytime, is the perfect time to read the book “Plant a Kiss” by Amy Krause Rothernsal, one of our favorite authors, especially now that Spring has sprung!

“Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s books radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant and spirit-lifting.” -New York Times Book Review.

Amy’s books bring hope, joy and spark conversations of deep thought. They seem to have a deeper meaning to me now, after hearing about her recent passing.

Plant a Kiss ~ A Book Inspired Art Project For Kids

I was really inspired by this book, and my daughter as well. The beautiful illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds really influenced the choices for our art project today.

Plant a Kiss ~ A Book Inspired Art Project For Kids

Lately, we have been using recycled materials in our art projects and we have been collecting all sorts of colored tissue paper from past birthdays and this past Christmas. I thought I could use it in a neat way.

Plant a Kiss ~ A Book Inspired Art Project For Kids

I cut out many circles in random sizes and ended up with lots of colorful tissue paper dots, perfect for many fun art projects to come as well as this project.

Plant a Kiss ~ A Book Inspired Art Project For KidsMy daughter read the book to me and then I read it again to her. We talked about the concept of planting a kiss and also the reality of how we plant 🌱 seeds of all kinds, with setting goals or making plans. Sometimes we start out hopeful but after a while, if we don’t see the growth we hoped to see, we can get sad and doubt ourselves.

We also talked about not being patient and waiting long enough, or else you might start to plant another seed or kiss and always keep repeating the first steps.

I love how this easy-to-read, lovely book brings such deep thoughts to children’s minds.

Bring this concept of planting a kiss to life with a beautiful art project all inspired by the thought:

If you planted a kiss, what would it look like?

‘Plant a Kiss’ Art Project for Kids

What You Need:

  • Large paper (we used watercolor paper)
  • Glue
  • Circles out of tissue paper
  • Washable paint and tray
  • The book Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rothernsal

What to do:

Cut out your tissue paper circles, and prepare your art table.

Plant a Kiss ~ A Book Inspired Art Project For Kids

Once you have all your circles, grab your paint, tray, and q-tips.

Plant a Kiss ~ A Book Inspired Art Project For Kids

We painted yellow and pink dots with q-tips and let our imagination create what we thought our ‘kiss’ would look like.

Plant a Kiss ~ A Book Inspired Art Project For Kids

Everyone’s art will be unique to their kiss!

Plant a Kiss ~ A Book Inspired Art Project For Kids

Conversation Starter

“What kinds of “seeds” of thought do we plant on a regular basis?”

Plant a Kiss ~ A Book Inspired Art Project For Kids

We both had such a fun time with this, and our kisses turned out so beautifully.

Plant a Kiss ~ A Book Inspired Art Project For Kids

Buy this book today!

Plant a Kiss ~ A Book Inspired Art Project For Kids

Thank you for reading today!

If you and your children plant kisses, please let me know by tagging me @alexandra.derry and share on Instagram!

Til next time,

Enjoy building your masterpiece with scissors and glue and planing kisses too!

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