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ART IN THE GARDEN: HERB PAINTING ACTIVITY

The Educator’s Spin On It – by Amanda Boyarshinov – Posted Mar 24, 2019

Explore art in the garden with this herb painting with kids craft idea, a simple but creative garden themed preschool activity. With just paint and herbs your child will create colorful art and a love of herbs in the garden.

It’s the perfect garden art project for kids to add to our  Kids in the Garden Series.

I’m am beyond thrilled to share today on the Educators Spin On It, and to be included in this fabulous “Kids in the Garden” series. ~Melissa of Mama Miss

ART IN THE GARDEN: HERB PAINTING ACTIVITY FOR KIDS

I am the daughter of a botanist and an artist, so having those two things co-exist together only seemed fitting in the activity I am sharing with you today.

I have been surrounded by plants, flowers, and herbs my entire life, and I am even named after one (so is my sister).  Melissa officinalis is commonly known as lemon balm, a fragrant lemony herb.

My little ones love to paint and love the process of painting, painting with different materials, and using different mediums in painting.  Now, why I don’t happen to have any lemon balm in our garden this year just yet, we do have several other herbs, that are quite common, that we are experimenting with today for painting.  So get your little ones out in the garden, identify some common herbs, and bring them in to paint with.

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