Egypt Unit Study: Nature Painting

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, with nature bursting into an array of colors. I saw a similar activity using cutouts arranged over various nature foliage, and thought this would be perfect for my Egypt Unit Study!

I first drew some crude sketches of King Tut and Queen Nefertiti on cardboard scraps and then cut them out with a small blade. I then went on a nature walk with my girls and we found various colors to look through out “frame” and allow nature to paint these historical Egyptian ruler’s headdresses.

Both girls loved this activity and it was super simple! Unfortunately it turned pretty cold soon after, but this activity could be done with a variety of pictures and reused on several walks.

I grew up on the East coast of the United States of America, and am used to sugar maples, which have an amazing color palate in the fall. However we found quite a few colors here in Colorado too.

What a fun way to learn about Egypt and get some good exercise at the same time! 🙂

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