Invitation to Explore and Paint with Nature

Nature Painting by Crayon Box Chronicles

Good morning! It’s a beautiful day and the birds are chirping! Today we are exploring nature and all its beautiful elements.  Yesterday we went on a family nature walk and collected lots of different nature goodies ― leaves, twigs, pine needles, green berries, and sweetgums or as C says, “spiky pine cones.” It was a beautiful invitation to explore! C, Daddy, and I discovered different textures, smells, and sounds.

Being in nature is so calming, yet energizes the senses too!  C immediately noticed all the sweetgum balls and began picking them apart.  After a long beautiful walk we ventured home to explore all our fun finds.  After setting up an invitation to paint, C identified his three favorite colors, poured, and began painting!

Nature Painting @ Crayon Box Chronicles

I just love all different textures!

Nature Painting @ Crayon Box Chronicles

I painted an outline of the large leaf with a roller.  C really enjoyed the pine needle splashes and picking apart the balls.

Nature Painting @ Crayon Box Chronicles

It’s such a treat to watch him explore different materials.  Above is his final nature painting! See invitations to explore, create, & play for more!

An Invitation to Paint & Explore with Nature @ Crayon Box Chronicles

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14 thoughts on “Invitation to Explore and Paint with Nature

  1. Kate says:

    I adore this. Thanks for linking up to ‘Share It Saturday’. I would love to feature this activity. Thanks again. Kate (Laughing Kids Learn).


  2. Bismah says:

    I love how this project gets kids outside interacting with and exploring nature. Such a great way to learn and have fun at the same time.
    I came across your blog via “Sharing Saturday”. Following you through Bloglovin, Facebook, and Twitter. I am looking forward to reading more.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Bismah @


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