While walking back from our forest picnic last week we found some beautiful big seed pods scattered on the ground.
I couldn’t help but pick some up, look at them with the my daughters and then put them in bag for later.
I just knew
they’d make a simple nature craft activity.
I love activities that don’t take much time to prepare and don’t cost a lot of money to make.
The seed pods were free and our craft box is always stocked with acrylic paint and brushes. That’s all we needed for this activity!
What you’ll need:
- seed pods
- paint brushes
- acrylic paint
- art smocks
Painting seed pods
Place all your materials out on the table so that your child can see all that’s available to them. Then, let them go for it. They will love the tactile experience of this activity. It’s completely different to painting on a flat surface.
The girls all sat down and enjoyed 30 minutes painting the pods. They loved it. So simple, yet so much fun and they learnt about seeds, seed pods and nature at the same time!
We hope your children enjoy painting seed pods as much as our kids did.
Did you know that another inexpensive activity is to paint on leaves? Make this leaf garland. So stunning!
Extend their learning
- Discuss seeds and how a pod helps the seeds to stay safe
- Look at the seed pods and discuss the texture
- Get your child to close their eyes and run their hands over the seed pod.
- Talk about what would happen if we put the seeds in the ground
- Discuss what a seed needs to germinate