Painting with Plants

Today we have been experimenting with using different parts of several different plants to paint some pictures. We had daffodils, snowdrops, fir tree leaves, dried poppy seed pods, buddleia, strawberry leaves and dried rudbeckia flower heads. Everyone chose their own colours and what plants they wanted to use. The daffodils were the most popular tool! Their stems were really good for making lines and the petals could make a variety of interesting marks depending on how you use them.
Whilst we were painting we found a caterpillar on one of the leaves! Everyone enjoyed looking at our surprise visitor before we took him outside to a nearby tree.

Next week we are going to make some 3D wool hearts, I wonder what we could make with them? Magic wands? Window charms? Or maybe a 3D card!

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