Pine Cone Process Art with Preschoolers
Preschoolers naturally love to bring nature indoors especially pinecones. Pinecones make the perfect natural material for so many different projects in the preschool classroom. With this process art tutorial your preschoolers can combine paint and learning how objects move all during art exploration. Follow along for some fun!
This invitation is perfect to pair with a Forest Animals Preschool Theme or Fall Leaves & Trees. Start by taking a nature walk outside to see if your preschoolers can find their own pinecones!
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Gather pine cones. Make sure pine cones are completely dry and insect free.
Place paper in your tray. You can add a small piece of tape to hold it securely, if desired.
Add your color choice of paint to a shallow tray. One color per container works best.
Next roll pine cones in the paint. You can use your hands, paintbrush, or tongs. Once they are covered with paint, lay them on the paper.
Gently tilt the tray up and down and side to side for good coverage.
When completed, remove pine cones and hang or lay flat to dry. For classroom decor you can use fishing wire and hang these from your ceilings!
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