Painting with Pinecones

Painting with Pinecones

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Fall is by far one of my favorite seasons. It is just absolutely magical. The crisp air, changing leaves, scents of cinnamon and apples, and of course the pinecones. You can’t forget the pinecones. Painting with Pinecones is a fun way to unlock some of the magic of fall while exploring the uniqueness of pinecones!

Painting with Pinecones

Every day when we go on our walk whether it be to the park or to pick Livia up from school, Meatball goes on a hunt for pinecones. Every day – it never fails. So far we have found at least 4 different types of pinecones. He is absolutely fascinated with them. So I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to squeeze them into one of our afternoon activities!

Items Needed for Painting with Pinecones

  • Tempera Paint (buy here)
  • Pinecones
  • White Paper
  • Kids Crafting Tray (buy here)

Painting with Pinecones

Play!

A nature hunt and process art in one? You can’t go wrong! Setting up play for this is ridiculously easy- just set out your supplies and explore!

Painting with Pinecones

What is Process Art?

  • No Step-by-Step Instructions
  • No Sample for Kids to Follow
  • No Right or Wrong
  • The Art is Focused on the Experience and Exploration of the Tools, Techniques, and Materials.

Why is Process Art Important?

Process art belongs to the child. It is entirely their own creation. They have used their small motor skills to manipulate the materials and create their masterpiece. Process art allows a child to predict, plan, problem solve, and express their thoughts and feelings. It never ceases to amaze me to watch a child beam with pride as they show off their unique creations.

Painting with Pinecones

If your family plays does this activity we would love to see the fun! Tag us on Facebook with @Parenting Chaos or on Instagram with #ParentingChaos!

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