Friday, June 8, 2012

Nature Painting

So I was going through my old pictures just now, and decided to post this art project from last year that I did with my kids, and I never posted. 

Nature painting: a super simple and fun painting project I did with my kids a year ago. 
I just had the kids bring in a couple pine cones, leaves, and pine needles. This was easy cause they were always trying to bring these things inside anyways. Then I Put the pine cones in red paint, the oak leaves in green, and the pine needles in blue and they took turns painting paper with each unique medium [I also wrote each item in coordinating marker color so you could see which item made which texture]. Like I said so simple, and it was such a good sensory/exploratory activity for them. 

I love the way that looks!

Oh ya, forgot to mention, make sure the pine cone isn't fresh and sharp! This was in summer and there were bunches of old frayed pine cones that did not have any prickles on them.

Until next time!

p.s. Check out my Linky Party page to see where I link up this kid friendly craft. 


So I haven't blogged in ALMOST a year. I moved to Kentucky, got a full-time job, new boyfriend, was living with my distractedly adorable nephew, and blogging was the furthest thing from my mind. I am back in Florida for an undetermined amount of time, and soaking in the sunshine.

If anyone is reading this and wondering, why the sudden jump back into blogging, well I'll tell you! I had pretty much given up blogging; can't tell you why, it just lost that spark. I have, however, gotten hooked on Pinterest [who hasn't?] and I noticed that pictures from my post Mess Free Art had been pinned. Oh my goodness how exciting for me that people have seen that and pinned it! Well that is what brought me here, right now, typing up the first post this year. Do not know how long this will last, or what exactly I will post about, but I am doing it for now!

Yay, excitement and joy!