This beautiful gumnut craft that will get your kids collecting, crafting and then playing with gumnuts all afternoon!
I couldn’t help but steal a whole heap of gumnuts from the tree our neighbors felled a couple of weeks back. At the time I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with all of them but I’m starting to realise that the possibilities are endless.
Last week we included some of them as ingredients in our mud stew and this week we used them in a simple nature craft activity. Check out below for heaps more gumnut craft posts.
What you’ll need
- acrylic paint
Rainbow gumnut craft
This gumnut craft is really simple. Just paint your gumnuts red, blue, green and yellow! One thing it will do is develop your child’s fine motor skills because they will be carefully painting each gumnut with paintbrush.
My girls love painting, so they did most of the work. I just had to finish them off which I didn’t mind. I knew we’d be keeping these for a long time and probably be playing with them often.
After painting the gumnuts, lay them all out to dry in the sun. They shouldn’t take too long.
Once your gumnuts are dry, let your children roll their fingers through them and mix all the colour up. They will love this activity. So simple but it thrills them.
Our first activity with the gumnuts was to sort them into coloured groups.
Then, we moved the gumnuts around to create different shapes. These turned out just lovely.
Like gumnuts? Why not make these gumnut planter pots with the kids too?
Of course, we also had to build a rainbow. Miss Possum built one and then we all made one together.
All we used for this activity was gumnuts, paint and creativity! We loved simple gumnut craft nature play. What have you made with gumnuts?