Are you are a pine cone lover? Here at Lil Bebe Academy, we are always incorporating natural elements into our learning. Operating a nature school is loads of fun. We use cheap loose parts in our everyday learning. A simple and inexpensive art is having the toddlers paint pine cones, sticks, and rings. We love to incorporate paint on other materials other than canvas or paper.
The children are always delighted to paint.
This toddler is pouring paint from the bottle all over the loose parts. Placing a paper bag under the art helped to contain the paint.
Each project labeled with their names or initial. It’s important that the correct owner claim their artwork.
Drying took a couple days which helped the lump paint drain and dry completely. Wouldn’t you love to have these in your home? 🙂
Hanging these on a line with clothespin allows excess paint to drip off. Place a towel or liner under to absorb paint.
They are all gorgeous yet my favorite is the rings. The rings can be added to any room decor…especially a baby room. Beautiful loose part mobiles.
This invitation to paint was simple and inexpensive. For the rings try your local thrift shop, they may have these for little or nothing. I got the set at Goodwill for $0.99 and the other items from the yard and local walks. As usual, have fun creating – Miss Sue