We had another really lovely session this week. I thought we’d branch out and try something new with our crafty bits by making some natural paints and brushes.
After a little round of hide and seek, I told the children we were going to be doing some painting but we didn’t have any brushes. This was great because it sparked their imagination. After the initial groan of disappointment at having nothing to paint with, they all started thinking about what we could use as brushes and even had the confidence to start throwing out suggestions: leaves, feathers, ferns, sticks.
The next step was making the paint. For this we used turmeric, mud, and the seeds of a pomegranate that had gone past its best. They loved smashing the pomegranate seeds with a cup…
and then really enjoyed experimenting to make pictures with their made brushes and paints.
We rounded the whole thing off with the obligatory story and cake.
If you have a child aged between 2 and 5 and think that they’d absolutely love to get out into the woods to be silly and get messy, why not drop me a line and we’ll get you booked up for our next run starting on March 11th.