Painting on different materials gives children various experiences. Our piece is a bit more of a fun, process- focused abstract, but wouldn’t this be great with a portrait or landscape piece? (With the string to highlight an angle of a face or hair or to form the horizon line?) Materials A piece of wood (you can often get a cast-off piece at a hardware store) Small finishing nails Acrylic craft paint Paint brushes Yarn or embroidery floss or both Small hammer Safety googles Scissors Directions Don your smock. Put your wood piece into a craft tray or on top of a plastic table cloth. Paint on your wood with your brush and acrylic paint. Allow to dry overnight. Pick various points on your creation and have an adult hammer in your nails (OR depending on your age and abilities do so with direct supervision, being sure to take safety precautions such as wearing safety googles etc.) Cut a length of string or yarn about the length of your arm (we find this an easy length to work with). Knot it onto one nail, sliding the knot up to the nail head. Go to the next nail and knot your yarn to it, creating a line. Continue to do this, enhancing your work with lines. (If you do not have enough to go to the next nail, return to the last and trim off the excess.) Hang your work or give it to a friend! Purpose Painting on various materials. Learning how to use a hammer and nails. Safety Notes Be sure to use nails and a hammer with direct adult supervision, using safety pre-cautions. Follow product directions. Yarn can be a strangulation hazard, therefore please use with adult supervision and not for play. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.