Art for the Garden....Art Ed Wednesday

Art Ed Wednesday is written each week by Rachel Johnston, a regional fiber artist and early childhood art educator. Since it's spring now, kids might have fun doing garden related projects. My classes recently made collages with pictures from seed catalogs, and painted clay flower pots. You can also make your own seed starting pots with newspaper, egg cartons, or small yogurt containers. Have kids come up with their own ideas about what other items could be recycled for seed starting. Chalkboard paint can be used on clay pots so that kids can decorate them with chalk and write the name of whatever is planted in it. Gardening is full of opportunities for children to experience creative sensory play!

painting a pot