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A crafty post

on June 13, 2009

I keep meaning to take part in the ABCand123 summer picnic, but never seem to get around to it. However, finally we have done something that fits in with this weeks theme of crafts. Today Froglet and I went for a nature walk to collect flowers and leaves to paint with. We got some daisies, milkweed (possibly), knapweed, clover flower and leaf, buttercup leaf, ground ivy leaves, and various grasses and flowers – perhaps you know the names I don’t? (If you can see them!)

On getting home I had to feed Nutmeg so was unable to participate, but I set it all up for them and even made a sort of paintbrush with some of the grass-heads:

Froglet insisted on using the new paint roller that I got him on a whim last week. Here he is hard at work:

Here’s what he achieved:

And here’s what the Engineer did:

And I did some experimenting of my own later:

The lefthand one is knapweed and the other a daisy.

The inspiration for this came from A Mommy’s Adventures (dandelion prints, featured last week on ABCand123), so I can’t claim any credit for an original idea.


7 responses to “A crafty post

  1. I really like this idea and the finished product! We did some “texture” painting a couple of weeks ago and this would be a great extension for another lesson in painting with textures (could tie in nature/science too). Thanks so much for sharing this!!

  2. San says:

    Hiya from SITS! What a great idea (original or otherwise)… Fun for the whole family!

  3. Great prints. I love ideas that use nature in crafting. Thanks for joining the picnic table talk this week!
    Katie (A List Maker's Life)

  4. teachingyoungchildren says:

    This is nice and simple. I am thinking of getting a roller for my daughter as well, but she will be painting outside then 🙂

  5. this is WAY cool! great idea!..stopping by from SITS only to realize you're apart of the ABC & 123 prize picnic as well!!! I will look for you this week!

  6. Your nature walk art came out so nicely and you had a great variety of materials to work with. I tried this last fall, and I'm sorry to say ours didn't come out so well. I thought there would be a ton of stuff laying around you know with the leaves falling and all but no. Good to know spring is a better season for this. May have to try this week when we out on a bike ride, too rainy to do it today.

  7. yoongz says:

    Nice work! i like the idea & if only i can get Tobias interested in paints again 😉

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