Using natural materials at art time is a wonderful way to celebrate the changing season. This Fall art activity is simple to set up and provides the opportunity for children to explore color, learn about the natural world and develop motor skills.
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Pinecone Painting Fall Art Activity
For this activity you’ll need:
- Non-toxic Acrylic paint
- Water bowl
- Paint Pallet
- Homemade Salt Glitter (instructions at Learn Create Love)
- Smock or apron
There isn’t a lot of direction needed for this project. Simply set out the materials and observe. Children may become focused on their senses, feeling the prickly cone and slippery paint. Or they may observe how the colors begin to mix, or the glitter sparkles.
It’s OK if not much paint and glitter end up on the pinecone. Learning happens during the creation of art and exploration of materials. The finished product is just a bonus.
Decorating pinecones is a fun way for children to connect with nature and explore their senses.