Painting with Carrots

When we harvested our carrots this year, I discovered exactly why I should have thinned them out.
We had several carrots that were very, very tiny because they had no room to grow. (Note to self: thin the carrots next year!)
I thought it would be fun to get a little creative with them.
So, I pulled a few that were on their way to the compost bin and let Miss Preschool have a little fun painting.


I left the carrots whole and told her she could use them as paint bushes.
We got out a few colors of paint and paper and she started painting.
She painted, stamped, smeared, and enjoyed spreading the carrots around in the paint.
We even had one carrot that never turned orange. Since that one was bigger, I cut it in two and Miss Preschool used that one to stamp circles on her paper.

We had tons of fun with this open-ended art project. If ever the opportunity presents itself, do a little painting with non-traditional brushes.

Here are some more fun examples: 
Teach Preschool painted with dominoes
Mess for Less painted with shredded paper
No Time for Flashcards painted with various items from the recycle bin

What sort of non-traditional paint brush do your kids enjoy using?

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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