Painting with Pine Cones Art Activity for Preschoolers
Painting tools made from pine cones are fun to use in a creative art activity. These simple painting tools are easy to make from regular pine cones and will add interest to your next process art experience with preschoolers.
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Pine cones can be used in kids play in many different ways, from the sandbox to the craft box and everything in between.
Related: Pine cones in the sandbox
Painting activities just got a little more interesting with this DIY painting tool made from a pine cone.
Separate the top portion of the pine cone with a craft knife or scissors.
Pine cones are tough, so this takes a bit of pressure and wiggling to get through. If the pine cones are dry, some of the leaves will break off or crumble.
Leave 3 or 4 rows of leaves on the top portion.
Pour paints into jar lids or foam trays.
We were able to use jar lids of the same color as the paints for a little color matching!
Use the stem of the pine cone for a handle or simply grip the pine cone top.
Paint can be applied to the paper in different ways
Swipe, rotate, or stamp the pine cone top to apply the paint to the paper.
Related: Painting with craft sticks
Make a Christmas tree by stamping graduated rows with a pine cone top.
Apply lights and a star with a tip of one of the leaves of a pine cone, or with a smaller top.
Make a trunk with a single leaf from a pine cone.
Provide a unique painting experience for preschoolers with a pine cone painting tool. The variety of textures and colors of the materials promote fine motor and sensory play as kids create beautiful pictures.
The colors and patterns or the finished artwork will be fun to display at home or in the classroom!
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