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Clothespin Paintbrushes

Painting Without Paintbrushes

Posted by: Rhonda June 4, 2019

If art is all about process, why limit creativity by limiting the tools? Add an innovative twist to a summer painting project by omitting the store-bought paintbrushes.

On an outdoor table or easel, provide paint, paper, and clothespins. Demonstrate how clipping a flower, leaf, or bunch of grass in a clothespin instantly produces a natural paintbrush. Then send the kids off in the yard to scavenge for their own unique collection of bristles.

Your budding artists will be quickly captivated as they discover how the patterns and textures of nature can be incorporated into their masterpieces.

More outdoor process art activities here.