Plant Smash Color Stain Nature Art!

Updated: Jul 9, 2019

It's springtime here in California and after all the rain we had this year, the flowers are in full bloom! I love finding activities that will get my kids excited about being outside exploring nature and this does just that.

Do your kids love smashing things? My son loves anything that involves smashing, cutting and pewing (as in "pew-pew-pew" like a laser gun). My daughter on the other hand loves collecting beautiful flowers from nature. This activity is the best of both worlds!

The first thing you need to do is go on a nature walk with your kids to collect as many different brightly colored flowers and leaves as possible. Be on special lookout for plants that smell good: lavender, mint, cilantro, sage, rose petals, rosemary or any other sweet smelling flower or herb!

Next you will need some white fabric. We took a trip to the fabric store where I bought some white muslin for $2.99 a yard. I bought 3 yards and then cut it up into about 16 smaller squares.