This morning, we had about 15 minutes before we needed to go somewhere, so we decided to do a super simple, quick family art project on a natural canvas that’s plentiful in our backyard: Painting Pine Cones.
(E was 3 years and 11 months old.)
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For painting pine cones, you’ll need:
- Pine cones.
- Tempera paint.
We simply grabbed a bunch of pine cones that are all over our yard at all times, put them on the patio table
then got out our tempera paint and a few paintbrushes and got to work.
Papa was right there with us, carefully painting a pine cone
before showing off his creation – he called it a flower!
E was really happy to get to do an art project with both Papa and Mama and used all the colors we had, starting at the bottom like Papa.
After she was done with her first pine cone,
she immediately grabbed another one and announced that she was making a “space ship”.
Finally, here’s my take on the idea of painting pine cones:
This activity was just right to enjoy 15 minutes together as a family and connect while being creative – super simple, quick to set up and quick to clean up! Pine cones are an interesting surface to paint on and can spark creativity in different ways.
Have you tried painting pine cones? What else have you done with them? Leave a comment with your ideas!
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