Saturday, October 3, 2009

poke berry paintings

Friday will normally be our watercolor painting days, but I haven't ordered watercolor paints yet. So, we used what was available in our yard to make beautiful paintings - poke berries!

First, the children carefully picked a small bowlful of berries from the large plant beside our porch steps.

Then they used their fingers to squish all of the berries into a water-y "paint":

Next came the fun part: painting!!

They made some really wonderful paintings!!

* a word of caution: poke berries are mildly poisonous, so take care to clean up thoroughly from this craft and emphasize that finger licking is NOT allowed!

1 comment:

Thomas Family Blog said...

We were going to do that too, until the birds claimed them as theirs!