Bringing the Outdoors In!

by Joanne Tan


Using collectibles from nature to create a table covering with your child.

Skill Level: Easy

Suitable For: 3 - 4 years old

Estimated Time: > 30 mins

Environment: Indoors

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Fine motor development from picking up leaves, sticks, etc

  • Intellectual - Observing and comparing, sorting, classifying, environmental awareness

  • Emotional - Grow in appreciation for mother nature

  • Social - Collaboration and cooperation


Step 1

Go on a nature walk and collect only things that are found on the ground. Set up painting area in advance with newspaper. Select one of the items collected, and apply paint on it.

Step 3

Leave the working canvas to dry. When completely dried, display the finish product on the intended table. You may lay a plastic sheet on it to protect the artwork

  • Old newspaper

  • Collection of leaves

  • stones

  • sticks

  • etc.

  • Poster colours

  • Brush

  • Cup of walk

  • Palette

  • Dining mat

Step 2

Print it on your working canvas. Repeat the steps as desired.

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