This time of year we are outside every chance we get. It isn’t too hot yet, but too warm to stay cooped up inside. So how do we get crafty outside? We create crafts for kids using nature. Like this DiY twig art.
In keeping up with our #PowerOfPlay52 challenge I was looking for something fun to do involving sticks. This is simple enough since V is obsessed with painting just about anything she can get her hands on. Painting is great for building fine motor skills so we incorporate it often!
We collected a pile of sticks and a bunch of paints and got started.While these multi-colored sticks turned out great, it got me thinking… We could work together to create a great piece of art!
What you need for your DiY Twig Art:
- Twigs. You need one more than the colors you will be painting. Pick ones that are about the same size.
- Paints. You could make yours any pallet you want. I chose to do mine the colors of the rainbow.
- Hot Glue.
- Some sort of string. I like to use hemp when working with natural mediums.
How to create your DiY Twig Art:
Start by painting your sticks. If you are letting your little one do the painting, give them one stick, one color of paint, and one paintbrush. Then swap out for the next color and the next color.Once your sticks have dried lay them out on your last unpainted stick. You can break off any extra stick if you want to even them out.Use hot glue to hold them in place and then wrap them with your string.
Get more inspiration: Creative Painting Techniques for Kids
Flip over and add more hot glue on the back.Then add a string to hang your DiY twig art from once it is dry!
Now I can hang up this little piece of art that I made with my daughter. It is the perfect addition that brings some beautiful bright colors to the room. I love when a toddler craft becomes a keepsake.This will be something I will hold onto for awhile. This isn’t the first fun thing we have made from twigs… Check out these fun nature ornaments that you could create any time of the year!
What a great craft to hang on your front door!