Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pine cone painting

As I mentioned the other day, we have an abundance of pine cones around these days. I decided to use up the last of them, by having the little one paint with them. At first, I had him dunk them in bowls of paint and then wiggle the container around. That didn't really work well, since the pine cones didn't get enough paint on them. So, we squeezed a couple of drops of paint directly onto the paper. This led to a much better result.

Once we got the hang of it, I had Logan shake,
and shake some more.

His favorite part was when he made them "jump" around in the container. We had a couple of run away pine cones, which he thought was hilarious.

The finished product was quite colorful. 

We handed a couple out to the grandparents, and we also have a couple displayed on our fridge. This makes me wonder what other found materials we could paint with. I have a couple of ideas that I can't wait to try!

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  1. There is nothing that I love more than painting with nature! I love this idea and thanks for linking up @ The Sunday Showcase!

  2. You are a brave woman! These came out great and look like fun. We are going to paint today, but I am not as adventurous as you (maybe we will use our fingers)!

  3. Love this idea! I may have to wait until fall to find some pinecones though ;)

  4. Thanks! We happened to find a bunch of pinecones on a walk one day. Logan took them home so I had to find some fun things to do with them!

  5. I love painting with found objects. These look like they created some great textures!

  6. Thank you for adding this post to last week's High paw. I shared it today on FB and Twitter. I don't see here that you're on either of these? If you're are, stop by and say hi so I can follow you. :)

    And, you're more than welcome to add your ideas to this week's linky as well as in the future ;)

  7. Those turned out so interesting. I love painting with things other than a real brush. The paintings are so unique. Thanks for sharing at art 4 little hands!

  8. I love your blog, thank you for sharing your fantastic ideas. Greetings from my creative activities blog.


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