Collaborative kids art branch painting

This is such a fun and simple collaborative kids art project from the fantastic book ART WORKSHOP for CHILDREN by Barbara Rucci (@artbarblog) and Betsy Mckenna. Art Workshop for Children is not just another book of straightforward art projects. The book's unique child-led approach provides a framework for cultivating creative thinking and encourages the wonder that comes when children are allowed to freely explore the creative process and their materials. It's one of our favorite go-to books for simple, creative ideas and I highly recommend adding it to your collection!

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Once your decorated branch has dried, you could display it in the corner of the room with kids art hanging on it, you could even use it as a contemporary Christmas tree!


  • A large tree branch - we used one with pine cones attached
  • Paints
  • Brushes


Just find the largest branch you can manage to carry and set it up somewhere you don't mind getting a bit messy. Set out a range of colourful paints, just regular kids poster paints work fine. I find adding some white paint to the colours helps the paint to cover the wood better. We found some great branches with huge pine cones attached!

This is a great project to work collaboratively on together with friends. Fun and messy process art at its best!

wood tree branches and paints messy painted pine cones and branches kids art


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