Nature Craft Projects for Kids

Grass Prints for Kids

The same kind of grass you see out on your lawn can be used to make beautiful artwork. Learn how to make grass prints for kids, below.

What You'll Need:

  • Grasses of various kinds (include seed heads)
  • Paper
  • Wax paper
  • Water-based paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Cloth (optional)

Step 1: Lay your grasses out on a table and choose those you like the best.

Step 2: Arrange the grasses you like on paper. Try making interesting contrasts between lacy seed heads and thick grass blades.

Step 3: Lay the grass on wax paper.

Step 4: Load a brush with paint and dab the paint on the grass until it is thinly but fully coated on one side.

Step 5: Lift the painted grass from the wax paper and lay it, paint side down, on the paper you want to print.

Step 6: Lay another sheet of wax paper on top and press gently so that the grass makes good contact with the paper.

Step 7: Remove the wax paper and grass.

Watercolor paint works on white paper, while tempera looks nice on colored paper. Use fabric paint on cloth to make beautiful grass-printed T-shirts and bandannas!

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