I found this activity on Pinterest and although it’s not quite as perfect as the picture on there, it’s still a beautiful piece of art.
Top and bottom-right pictures are of C aged 2.10 years doing her painting. I cut out a tree trunk for her and she said she would paint it.
The bottom-left picture was done by L aged 4.6 years who started off using a finger but decided to opt for paintbrush splats for the leaves.
For M aged 6.9 years, I squirted different colours into the trays and let her mix them asking her what colour she thought they might turn into. She even made suggestions on how to make different shades – “add white to make it lighter”.
T aged 7 months sat out on this one, but when every one was finished I did let him play with the paint and we put some finger marks onto paper.