How to make natural paintbrushes

How to make natural paintbrushes – it is SO easy and so much fun when you know how.

This weeks nature craft is probably the most simple we have made so far. All it took was some fallen flowers and string and a lovely evening stroll. I do like to keep it simple and you really cannot get much thriftier can you!


Natural paintbrushes


How to make natural paintbrushes

You will need

  • sticks
  • string
  • assorted flower head or leaves (try and just use fallen ones)

It is as simple as this.




Encourage your child to think about which leaves or flowers would make interesting textures when learning how to make natural paintbrushes and the kind of prints and shapes and textures they would convey. We got a selection of leaves, flowers and feathers. It was fun spotting them along the canal as we strolled. We also got a selection of sticks which we simple napped to a fairly equal length when we got home.


How to make natural paintbrushes


We secure the brushes with string and popped them in a vase ready to use when we fancied. I have to say I think they look rather gorgeous arranged in a vase.

They arent going to last forever but that’s okay.Its a good excuse to go our for another canalside or forest walk and gather in some more materials.




The kids absolutely loved making and using this. We will definitely do it again.

Have fun painting with your natural paintbrushes



How to make natural paintbrushes


Linking up to Naturally Crafty which is over at Growing Family this week and back with me next week

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