Making Paint Brushes from Natural Materials


 This week’s craft in our National Craft Month series focuses on a fun sensory activity using materials found in nature.  Our crafty contributor, Lindsay, from You are the Roots blog gives you all the details:

Materials needed:
– Clothespins or small clips
– Paint

What you will do:
1. Collect your clothespins or any small clips. These will serve as the base of your paint brushes.
2. Go on a nature walk! This is a great opportunity for kids to be able to explore the world around them.
3. Collect your natural materials: leaves, weeds, flowers, sticks all make great paintbrushes.
4. Assemble your paint brushes using your clothespins/clips and your natural materials — and then get busy!

It’s a wonderful opportunity for children to explore the outdoors as well as uncover different textures!

Making Paint Brushes from Natural Materials

Making Paint Brushes from Natural Materials

Ingredients

  • - Clothespins or small clips
  • - Paint

Instructions

  1. Collect your clothespins or any small clips. These will serve as the base of your paint brushes.
  2. Go on a nature walk! This is a great opportunity for kids to be able to explore the world around them.
  3. Collect your natural materials: leaves, weeds, flowers, sticks all make great paintbrushes.
  4. Assemble your paint brushes using your clothespins/clips and your natural materials -- and then get busy!
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About Lindsey

I'm a mom of two -- one in the stars and one in my arms -- and I exist on a whole lot of expresso. I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we live in the suburbs of South Florida where we try to raise our son as simply as possibly. Author and owner of You are the Roots blog.

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