Combining nature study, sensory play and some transient art, we’re making sand sunflowers inspired by the flowers in our garden classroom.
We tried this shell painting while we were at the beach last week and loved it! They turned out to be so beautiful. Here are two techniques you can try for some beach theme art.
Shell painting :: beach theme art
Here’s how we combined the garden’s ingredients with some sensory and imaginary play this week: garden flower play dough.
Garden flower play dough recipe [Read more…]
It’s very easy and inexpensive to make your own watercolor paints. Here’s a ‘how to’ taken from my new book Art Spark with several ideas for homemade watercolor paint recipes and links to famous art example that use paint made from natural ingredients.
How to make homemade watercolor paints
This easy to make homemade lavender playdough recipe is wonderful for calming, soothing sensory play, and is one of the favourites that’s included in my ebook The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book.
Lavender playdough recipe
Here’s a fun DIY bumble bee game. It’s great hands-on activity to play maths games or work on spelling.
Bumble bee game: math and spelling
Flower crowns are a lovely nature craft and forest school activity. You can use them on a nature walk to explore the plants you discover along the way and tell the story of your walk through the treasures you find. Flower crowns also make a lovely spring flower craft and a great headdress for a Beltane celebration.