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Patterned Tree Painting

I found this awesome painting idea from MrsHarrisArt! I like that it used mixed media and it was simple enough for my 4 year old to do.

The boys took turns doing this as I didn’t want them to be in a hurry to catch up with each other. This took Caleb (9yo) 30 minutes to finish while it took Mateo (4yo) about an hour.

Materials:

1. Painting paper or any big paper that can hold paint

2. Pencil

3. Markers

4. Crayons

5. Paint – we used washable paint and acrylic paint

Step 1:

I showed them pictures of Birch trees and they drew the trees using a pencil. Then they traced it with a black marker. The trees and branches were easy for them to draw since they were just lines.

Step 2:

I showed them different patterns that they could use to fill in their tree trunks. We used Google for this. 😀

They picked a pattern inspiration for each trunk and used a marker to draw.

Step 3:

Color in the patterns with crayons.

Step 4:

Fill in the background with paint and let it dry.

All done!

***In the meantime, Luc was also busy doing his own mixed media thing.

Happy painting everyone! 😀

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