Earlier this week the kiddos enjoyed a quick little process art activity using acorn caps as stamps. I placed a handful of acorn caps that we recently collected at the park along with a few dollops of acrylic paint onto an old enamelware plate. To build on the circle theme I cut out large circles from cardstock for the kids to stamp on.
I always enjoy observing the different approaches that these 3 little ones take when they’re participating in a creative activity. The youngest (age 2.5) stamped but also dragged the acorn caps short distances across her paper. The boys (both 3) mostly stamped but one preferred using one acorn cap at a time and the other took a two-handed, two-acorn cap approach.
All three liked swirling the acorn caps around the plate and mixing the colors.
A couple of their finished masterpieces:
We love making art with things from nature. In case you missed it, here’s a link to our Fern Prints: Printmaking with Ferns.
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