nature art ideas for kids – leaf painting process art
When my little girl Indi and I recently did another local ‘rock drop’, our walk back home resulted in this really sweet nature art activity that Indi absolutely loved.
above: little Indi with her latest ‘rock drop’
All you need for your nature art activity is a few leaves and some paint. We used mess free chalk paint which looks really effective and makes clean up time a breeze!
If you don’t have chalk paint, you could also use permanent markers or regular tempera paint.
My little girl Indi was more than happy to simply colour in her leaves. I chose a very basic, paint half, pattern half technique that most children should be able to do with minimal help.
Thinking of which, the ‘pattern half, paint half’ technique could make for a really cute ‘leaf domino’ game!
- paint OR textas/permanent markers
This art activity is great for –
- developing fine motor skills
- learning about colours (incidental , based on what colours your child selects)
- connecting with nature
- relaxation and mindfulness
To extend learning you could also have your child –
- count the leaves (using 1 to 1 correspondence)
- order the leaves according to size
- look at veins on the leaves and investigate how plants/trees grow and ‘drink’
- use the leaves for a simple leaf resist rubbing activity
I’m not too sure what we are going to do with our little leaf art work, but I do have a few cute ideas in mind that I may try out with Indi later.
For more cute and simple art process activities to do with children you may like this post HERE.
Till next time, thanks for stopping by!
Love Ness X