Painting with novel objects is one of my favorite ways of exploring process art with preschoolers. Using tools other than paintbrushes sparks creativity and the ability to think outside of the box. The process is the point, seeing how the tools work with the paint colors, and it’s fun to ask children how they think this object will work in place of a paintbrush. Pinecone painting is a wonderful way of bringing some nature into your classroom during the fall.
Gather your materials you will need a box, fun colors of paint ( we used red, orange, yellow, and green), a few pinecones, and paper.
Pop the paper in the box and squirt a little paint in the middle of the paper.
Add in the pinecones.
Gently roll the pinecones in all directions, careful not to let them fall out of the box.
Keep rolling until the artist is sure it’s all done. Let dry and display.
Need some books to go with your fall art? Try these great fall books for kids.