Painting nature

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I  saw this on pinterest and this on Ghostwritermummy (thank you one and all) and thought that my little pickle might like to try something like this.  It would be a good way to get out into the great outdoors, as we’ve almost forgotten what fresh air feels like unless its biting cold, and the painting would allow a more closer look at the qualities of the objects that we found.  In the end, the painting of the natural objects took second place to painting ‘Grumps!’ but we still had fun collecting and exploring the different objects and FINALLY being outside!

My parents have a wood at the bottom of their garden and so we took a basket and went for a scavenge!

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Toby liked the big stick the best…are little boys hard-wired to like big sticks???

IMG_2180 IMG_2182We also found bits of bark, some pieces of flint, pine cones and several smaller sticks.

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Then Grumps showed Toby his compost bin and retrieved a worm…Toby liked this lots!

IMG_2184Whilst they were worm-fiddling, I set up this:

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Harry didn’t think much of the bark but then he was really tired so I took him in and left the boys to it.

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This is what happened:

IMG_2190 IMG_2192 IMG_2194As I wasn’t there, I don’t know how the conversation went but lots of fun was had and a bit of vitamin D absorbed…all to the good!

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