Poppy seedpod painting

We’ve enjoyed watching our stunning poppies grow and bloom
And as the petals began to drop and the seedpods dried out….
An idea came about *smile*

We collected small ones, big ones and all sizes in between…
Pulled out some lovely brown paper and dolloped paint in an egg carton
And got to painting *smile*

Seeds flew everywhere, rolling across our paper!
Before landing in lovely splotches of colour…
…where they waited to dry

Beautiful!

Happy painting,
Kelly

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22 Comments

  • Reply Amie (Triple T Mum) January 3, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    The concentration of your son shows how involved and interested he was in the activity. This might be a fun activity to do with our Dahlia heads 🙂

  • Reply Danielle Sheridan January 4, 2013 at 5:51 am

    The poppy seed pods are so lovely, and what a gorgeous idea!

  • Reply Deborah Alter-Rasche January 6, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Lovely 🙂 These organic ideas are almost always the best. Keep it simple and let the kids do the rest. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Mums make lists January 6, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Love this. Poppy heads are brilliant for toddlers aren’t they? – at least under superversion :-). We’ve had so much fun opening them up before they’ve dried to see all the white seeds, and the amazing seed structure, shaking them when they’re dry and inspecting which ones have opened up the top and are ready to throw their seeds to the wind.

  • Reply Kate Lloyd January 6, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I have to be honest and say I’ve never seen a poppy pod in real life. What environments do they need to grow? Great post and so beautifully written. Thanks.

  • Reply ladybugsspots January 6, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    What a simple but beautiful idea! They turned out lovely.

  • Reply Jodie Clarke January 7, 2013 at 12:31 am

    They look fantastic! We just did some seed pod painting as well but never thought of poppies!They look like they were having lots of fun!

  • Reply Amie (Triple T Mum) January 7, 2013 at 3:02 am

    Hi Kelly 🙂 Just letting you know I have chosen this activity to showcase on Thursday 10th January in the Weekly Kid’s Co-Op post on Triple T Mum.

  • Reply Penny Whitehouse January 7, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Wowee! I’ve never ever grown poppies! Now I’m going to have to. I do love them. What a great follow up activity!

  • Reply Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky January 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    What gorgeous fun, this has inspired me to use up the baby pine cones (or whatever they are!) that I’ve seen in our back yard. They’re tiny and round and I’ve been wondering what to do with them.

  • Reply Renee January 7, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    They turned out great!
    I love using different things to paint with, such freedom.

  • Reply Bekka Joy January 8, 2013 at 5:40 am

    I love this! What wonderful little prints they make!!

  • Reply Janice January 8, 2013 at 7:02 am

    What a gorgeous idea! I love finding new things to paint with and I love how the seeds were sprinkled through out the painting.

  • Reply Bec Theo January 8, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Such a simple but effective idea. Love how it turned out.

  • Reply The Monko January 8, 2013 at 10:27 am

    this is very clever. I kept looking at out poppy seed pods and wondering what to do with them.

  • Reply Hannah White January 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Great idea! We have painted with flowers ad ferns and fruit and… but not seed pods! Thanks for sharing this with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! (and YES I am still sad about Happy Family Times boohoo lol)

  • Reply Mary Beth January 8, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    What a cute idea! I discovered you via the Eco-Kids blog hop and I’m a new follower! I would love it if you stopped by my blog and returned the follow if you like what you see! Connecting children to nature is a huge passion of mine and I can’t wait to see what share with us next!

    Mary Beth
    http://www.beingathomebynature.com

  • Reply Carrie January 11, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Oh, how fun!! You always come up with such great ideas, Kelly!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  • Reply Hannah White January 15, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Popping back in to let you know I featured your seed pod painting on my blog today! Thanks for sharing it with us! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/01/eco-kids-tuesday-link-up.html

  • Reply Jennifer January 16, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Welcome to a new Linky Party for Kid-Focused Bloggers. Monday Kid Corner is a place to share your kid-friendly activities and crafts. Please join us at http://www.mondaykidcorner.blogspot.com. See you there!

  • Reply Alice Emma Thompson May 21, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Love this idea – so cool.

    I would love for you to link up at the Empty Your Archive party which has fun painting ideas as one of it’s themes this week – Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

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