Shilpa, from Bangalore, India, sent in this great nature paintbrushes idea. Let’s take a look at them…

What did you do?

We made nature paintbrushes.

Not all classrooms have 4 walls.
There is a world outside it too; which our little ones with curious minds need to explore.

To connect with nature sometimes we need to go amongst the nature and feel it’s rawness.

For this activity we just went on a nature walk, collected many interesting natural materials like leaves ,dried grasses , twigs etc.

Wade paintbrushes with it and we were ready to roll, just add some paint and paper.

Most importantly we enjoyed the process.

Because sometimes it is not about the end result, but the journey itself.

So have fun, get messy and explore!

Do you have any other projects planned?

We have planned some great paper craft work ahead. Also some recycling DIY activities.

Tell the Housebound With Kids community a bit about yourself…

I’m Shilpa from Bangalore, India. I am mother of two lovely kids Shambhavi and Shlok. I try to engage my kids creatively with easy but knowledgeable activities. @shilpaswarnim

Do you have any tips for other parents?

Spend some positive time with kids and try to engage them in creative and some fun activities. Especially indulge them in gardening and connect with nature.

Has this website and community helped you?

This is an amazing platform to showcase all activities for kids and one stop solution for moms like us. Thank you and best wishes.