Today on our walk back from school we looked for weeds and leaves of all different colours to do some nature colour art at home.
Green was an easy colour to find. We collected many fern and oak leaves. As was brown with all the leaf debris. We also found lots of pinks and blues form weeds growing at the sides of verges. Yellow came from dandelions and buttercups and white from cow parsley and grasses. We also found some red leaves from a weed too. I’m not sure what the weed was but it grows a lot around here!
First we sorted out our colours into piles. F wrote his name on a large piece of cardboard before tracing the outline with glue. Then we stuck on the different colours as letters before sticking it all down with sellotape. Surprisingly satisfying and I was a very smug mum on show and tell day (usually I’m the one that forgets until two minutes before we have to leave the house).
I originally was going to do a nature colour wheel with the kids, where you go out and find all the colours of the rainbow and stick it onto a circle to make a colour wheel, but thought writing F’s name would be more fun (and tick the educational box too), but a colour wheel is another good option too.