Late summer is the time of year when many kinds of grass will flower. It reminds you that autumn is on its way, the air is cool, curtains blow in the wind and grass sway. Living in the suburbs gives us access to many forest preserves and open land that are often loaded with many wild flowers and grasses. Our walks and daily exploration allows children to frolick and gallivant in fields and open spaces. On our way home, we grabbed some flowered grass head and another project was born.
For this activity you will need:
- Paint – we used acrylic paint
- Paper – the kind for painting on
- Grass Flower Heads …this is your paintbrush
Dip the brush..ahem..dip the flower head and start painting. It’s ok to let the little ones take the lead and dapple..this is one paint work that is perfect any which way. Blot, drag, dabble, dip, blop…sing along and paint. This little one had one swell morning painting away. I purposely had him use red and yellow to show how colors blend. After swishing paint around I saw the orange emerge. I then mentioned – We use red and yellow to paint but are you seeing any other color? Ah…Ah..- yes “I see orange”. Yes, that is correct – when you blend red and yellow together you get..he said Orange.What do you think of this artwork? I think he did an excellent job.
See my other posts where we painted with larger grass flower head and some vegetables.
Happy Fall you all – enjoy your fall walks with the little ones as they chase critters and learn more about nature.
Get the Acrylic paint here:
The loves of my life and reason for doing what I do. Life with Senu and Heru….
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