Nature Painting

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In this activity learners will create paint out of natural materials. Explore your natural world (or your fridge) and find berries, leaves, or flowers to find a great base for your paint. This activity includes a comprehensive video that you can work alongside of! This activity can be done indoors or outdoors but requires a mallet, so watch your fingers!

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Soft Plants (Berries, Vegetables, Flowers)
  • Mallet
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper
  • Paintbrush


  • Life Sciences
    • Ecology

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Life and Science at Home


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