• The Gardening Team

Explore Color in Nature 🌺🌿

Updated: 7 days ago

Hello Gardeners!


We have been trying to stay as cool as possible in this heat, which means limiting our time outside. We've been thinking up creative and fun crafts that require minimal materials and can be easily transferred inside or out! If you are looking to beat the heat, try out some of these indoor/outdoor crafts for kids and let us know what you think:


Colorful Crayon Etching

Paper Plate Woven Baskets

Flower Pancakes

Mason Jar Terrariums

Handprint Bouquets



Today on the blog, we have a fun activity that combines our curiosities for art and science in one colorful craft. We are combining a smashed flowers painting with a chlorophyll rubbing to create a natural, abstract painting! Here is what you'll need:


A hammer

Flowers (ideally of various colors)

Greens (weeds, leaves, grass, etc)

White paper



There really aren't many steps for this craft - it's all about exploring ways to transfer the color from the flowers and the greens onto your paper.


Whether you smash, rub, roll, or scrape . . .



. . . you end up with a beautiful painting!



This craft is #PullYourWeedsApproved because it:


  • explores the relationship between science and art

  • encourages kids to explore outdoors

  • strengthens those creative, decision-making skills (arrangement, color, shape, texture)



We hope you have fun exploring color in nature! Show us your plant paintings by emailing flowers@youareagardener.com or tagging @youareagardener! Keep your gardens watered and #StayCool!

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