Hey there, well I’ve got a fun little craft idea for you today! Painting is fun as it is, but I had an idea of “spicing” up the good old paint brush with something unique! And thus, this Christmas Tree Branch Painting Activity! My kids thought this was a fantastic idea and had a blast doing this craft! At first they gave me a “deer in the headlights” look as if I crazy for handing them a branch to paint with. So I had to explain to them a little bit that we’re having fun and trying something new. They were thrilled!
Painting with something other than a paintbrush creates a new, unique crafting experience and works on many skills too!
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Materials for christmas tree branch painting activity:
-Christmas tree branch
–Cardstock (any color)
Add a little bit of each paint color to the paper plate. Let your child use the tree branch as the paintbrush!
What is my child learning?
-Creativity and imagination (allowing the child to choose their own colors and create an art piece of their own)
-Fine/small motor skills (holding the branch with the thumb and pointer finger)
-Independency (this is a wonderful activity to set up for kids so they can stay busy, independent and happy for a long time!)
-Focus and concentration
-Sensories (smelling and holding the prickly tree branch)