Art in the Garden: Herb Painting Activity for Kids
I have been surrounded by plants, flowers, and herbs my entire life, and I am even named after one (so is my sister). Melissa officinalis is commonly known as lemon balm, a fragrant lemony herb.
- various fresh herbs from your garden (we used rosemary, basil, & mint)
- washable paint
- thick cardstock or watercolor paper
- sponge brushes
- paper plate
- optional: sticky tac
- Lay your flat leafed herbs on your paper (basil & mint), and while holding them down (we used sticky tac to help), dab your sponge brush in paint and dab around the herbs, creating a silhouette.
- Rosemary we decided to use as a paintbrush
- Let your paintings dry, and then play a little game of herb identification!
- They would also be lovely framed in your kitchen too!!
- Reading & Learning about Herbs, this book is a great place to start: A Kid’s Herb Book, For Children of All Ages, by Lesley Tierra
- Cooking with Herbs and your children
- Starting a Herb Garden with your child
Join us by sharing pictures of your garden adventures all season by sharing pictures on your favorite social media sites, use the hashtag #plantaseed to connect with other like- minded families!
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