Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Painting With The Earth

This is a fun activity to do with your kids, especially the younger ones!

Materials:

Paint Brush
Construction Paper
Plastic Cup
Plastic Spoon
Water

Directions:

Take your child outside with the plastic disposable cups and plastic spoons. Fill the cup with dirt, as much as you need. (You can also use this time to talk about nature; makes it not only a fun activity, but a learning experience)

Once inside, grab construction paper, white or light colored paper shows up best, paint brushes and water.

Pour a little of the dirt onto the paper. Using the paintbrush, dip it in the water and paint on the paper.


The dirt should turn into “paint” and make a cool painting!

My daughter loved this activity, as you can see from the pictures below! We talked about the colors of the dirt, texture and what it's used for.