A section of our garden is currently full to the brim with wild flowers, showcasing various shades of reds, yellows, violets, pinks as well as orange and white – we love it! Angel can never resist picking a daisy or dandelion as we pass.
One afternoon we decided to move away from the glitz of the craft box and explore what I like to call, Nature’s Toolbox.
Painting with nature has become one of our favourite activities and armed with a bucket, Angel began exploring and collecting.
Next, we delved into the paintbox…
Dip the flower or leaf directly into the paint, using it like a stamp to form a print
To create a silhouette, simply paint over the leaf or flower.
As you can see, Angel preferred the latter option. She loved to reveal the “veins” of the flower petals and leaves.
Angel also enjoyed using the leaves as paintbrushes by stroking the paint onto the paper.
Sometimes it’s nice to keep it simple and with it comes to painting with nature, there’s no need for complication.
Painting with flowers and leaves is a gorgeous and engaging craft, providing your crafty kid with the opportunity to look at natures offerings differently, provoking creative thought and discussion.
We naturally began discussing the anatomy of a flower and Angel was interested to see how a daisy would look a different colour.
I hope your crafty kids enjoy printing with Nature’s Toolbox as much as Angel did.