Get into nature...then back inside for hot chocolate

#makemehappy week 1: Nature Painting

Time: 30 mins
Fun, easy (my 2 yr old loved it), not too messy, no cost (if you already have paints)
Overall: 7/10


Saw this idea on Pinteret and have been meaning to do it for ages as its so simple...basically pop into the garden/local park/woods with a bucket and forage for leaves, pine cones, conkers, moss, bark and anything else your little explorers can get their hands on. Then get back in the warm (preferably with a cup hot chocolate :)), get the paints out but not the brushes and use the naturey bits instead. I'm sure an older budding artist could be very creative and make quite an impressive pattern/picture but I was pretty pleased with our end result too!

Eat some eggs this weekend as next week we’re making eggbox caterpillars!
Emma Cruickshank