Putti and her friends had lots of fun rolling acorns dipped in paint over paper to create some interesting patterns - Our Acorn Roll Paintings !!
This is a very process oriented art activity that kids will enjoy. Marbles are most commonly used to roll. Other than that we have tried shells, pumpkins, pine cones, golf balls, rocks and this time acorns. Each of these produce some interesting and unique textures. We started with some Crayola Washable Kids Paint and acorns from putti's collections.Paint into little cups and put 1-2 acorns in each.
Then, began the fun of shake, shake and more shaking the box to roll the acorns around. Acorns are too light unlike marbles to build up enough momentum to pick the paint. So, they did not roll easily.
All the children love this activity. We had a few acorns fly away as the boys' shaking and rolling got rigorous but for the most part the box keeps the mess contained. You can use a covered box if you want or are afraid of flying acorns. But then kids will really love the open box as they get to watch the fun tracks that the acorns make as they roll.
- This is so easy to do at home or in the classroom and it's great for kids of all ages.
- The end product look cool too. You can cut them up to use as thank you cards.
- You could cut out leaf/pumpkin/acorn shaped paper and then roll acorns on it too.
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