DA#16 – Creative Paint Brushes

Can the leaves or needles of a tree become a paint brush?

How does a paint brush work? Can a paint brush be made using natural materials? In this atelier children try to find the answers to these questions by exploring natural environments and doing creative experiments both in the classroom and at home with their families.  The materials will be transformed by the children into special craft brushes with which they will enjoy painting canvases of various shapes and colours either in Kindergarten as well as at home.  At the end of the atelier, the children collaborate on the creation of an installation containing all their works and special QrCodes.

An idea from

Mina Marianna, Vandi Ludovica,  Innocenti Stefania, ECEC educators at the Kindergarten “Scuola dell’infanzia Arcobaleno”, Coriano  – Italy.

In co-design with Zaffiria.


7 activities (30 min each)


3-5 years


  1. Exploring natural tools elements and tools.
  2. Strengthening emotional ties within the family.

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