This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support!
Arbor Day was a few days ago and although we didn’t get around to planting a tree we did plant some vegetables in our garden beds! We also read one of our favorite books, Tap The Magic Tree, and did a little tree branch painting activity.
We went out to the backyard and collected some branches that had fallen from a tree. Branches have great texture and I love the way paint looks on them. We used acrylic because I thought it would stick better than tempera.
Doesn’t that look cool? This was a great activity for my girls to have some independent creative time. I like when I can set out materials and just let them go without having to assist them too much.
Once they were done painting on one side, we let it dry before flipping it over and doing the other side. I love how it turned out. I have plans to put it in a glass vase with stones on one of our art shelves but I think it would look great with another branch or two added. I’ll post an update when we are finished!