Painting with acorns and an oatmeal container in preschool

A fan on my Facebook page recently shared how you can use an oatmeal container for marble painting and I thought this was such a clever idea. I had never thought of it before so we  decided to try it with acorns as part of our fall theme.

We started off by putting a piece of paper in the oatmeal container. Then added some red, orange, brown, and yellow paint and a handful of acorns.

Next we put on the lid, making sure it would stay on securely, and then “shake, shake, shake.”

And “roll, roll, roll.”

As much as the children enjoyed rolling and shaking the container, they were just as excited to take off the lid to see their painted paper.

Something that I noticed, which I haven’t noticed before, was that after removing the paintings from the oatmeal container, the children are now using descriptive language to tell me about their paintings…

This little girl said, “I made a fall tree with leaves all around.”

This little boy said, “My picture looks like a big sky.”

So cool!

For more directions on how to do oatmeal container painting click here!

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Comments

  1. says

    This is great! I’ve been contemplating what to do with these acorns in the yard. I had thought about putting them in a box, rolling them back and forth, and painting that way — now I’ll have to give this a try!!

    Blessings!

  2. says

    They came out great! We did acorn painting using a shoe box lid but next time we’ll try the oatmeal container- definitely more contained!

  3. Deborah J. Stewart says

    I liked the idea of using something different and hadn’t tried the oatmeal container before!