Seed Finger-Paint

When exploring seeds, plants, and gardens, it’s great to mix in some seeds with this classic finger-paint recipe.  Here, I used culinary seeds, since I had them on hand.  I used fennel seed in the green, sesame seed in the yellow, and poppy seed in the blue.  (As a side note, it’s fun to use two primary colors and the secondary color they create as a trio of paints for an activity.  The mixing and blending is exciting!)

Adding seeds to your paint takes an art activity, and turns it into a sensory experience as well.  The children can feel the gritty seeds under their fingertips as they spread the otherwise smooth and slippery paint.  You can build language skills and science knowledge as you talk about the way the seeds feel, how they compare to each other (round, oval/oblong; tiny, wider, longer), and how seeds grow.

It will create a unique mosaic look, and provide a beneficial and enjoyable experience for  your children.  All with easy preparation and clean up.  Dreamy.

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Filed under Create, Learning through Play and Experience, science activity

4 responses to “Seed Finger-Paint

  1. Susan W

    I love this idea and will be doing it with my 2 1/2 year old son!

  2. Awesome idea – brings in some wonderful sensory!

  3. A fun way to include texture in your finger paint. Great idea.

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