Simple Nature Art ~ Pine Cone Painting
This fall we created simple Pine Cone Spider Webs that were a huge hit. The simple white tipped pine cones looked great as a simple center piece. However, we decided to spice things up a bit and add a little color. We could have gone the traditional route of painting, but we decided to try something new. The kids loved the process of creating these simple colored pine cones.
Colored Pine Cone Art
We turned to one of our favorite art materials…Oil Pastels.
Our pine cones were already tipped in white (learn how we did it here). So adding color was simple. Grab your favorite oil pastel color and begin coloring. Yep that’s it.
The kids loved the process. It was something we could do together as we giggled around the table. We had a wide age range of kiddos creating and they all enjoyed it. It was easy enough for little fingers, yet my 7 through 10 year olds loved it too.
I love the contrast of the bright pastels against the pine cone.
The base of the pine cone was a particularly interesting area to color. I think because the kids could turn the pastels on their side and color a large area at one time.
I love all the colors as they mingle together.
I love pine cones, but these colored beauties are a work of art. The kids are so proud of their master piece.
We love creating art with nature. You can learn how to paint with rain, create beautiful nature waving looms, or try your hand at making simple nature prints. Quick easy project straight from the great outdoors.
How would you display this simple work of art? Currently they are residing in a bowl on my counter.