Sometimes you just need to take off the gloves and have a little fun in the garden! Garden Inspired Art! I thought this would be so fun to do with my son (ha!) He was totally uninterested.
Well stocked art supply stores will probably have some, but I ordered mine from Amazon.
Kindergarteners could definitely do this- and I might even work it into a lesson with some middle-schoolers I sometimes do activities with. So simple. You just put the objects on top of the blue paper, place the plastic on top and wait 3 minutes while it is in the hot sun. For 3 minutes I protected my old cookie sheet from offending dogs, rogue beach balls and the uninterested pre-schooler who suddenly became interested in throwing water on my amazing work of art.
After 3 minutes, quickly rinse with cold water and voila! Let it dry. The color darkens as it sits for a bit. Since it’s supposed to be “cool water” might want to run your garden hose for a minute or two before spraying like I did with hot-solarized-water from the hose. Duh. (Did I say a kindergartener could do this?)
I can’t really complain, the boy typically does want to help with everything outside. I’m sure in one more year he will want to do cheesy art with his Mommy. Right?