Friday, January 10, 2014

winter crafts: fun with paint

It has been a cold week with several days in the negatives. Along with much of the United States, we spent the first few days indoors. Thankfully my Mom has been visiting this week! We played a lot of board games, card games, and yesterday we tried a new craft project.

I gathered a bundle of branches, twigs and leaves from the back yard. Laid out kraft paper, paint brushes, and a little white tempura paint. And encouraged them to experiment with painting with sticks and painting leaves.

This craft was inspired by a project in Handmade Winter. The ebook is filled with sewing projects, recipes, and creative crafts made by friends including Lacy of Living on Love and Amy of Maker Mama. The kids had fun making a mess and the sticks and leaves turned out beautifully. A fun craft for an indoor winter afternoon!


  1. wow those turned out absolutely beautifully!
    have a great weekend julia :)

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

  2. love this idea! I'm pinning it for later :)

  3. Wow - I LOVE where you took this project - so so very pretty & creative!