Painted Rosemary Paper Birds
September 17, 2011 by alittlejournal
My parents gave us a huge bag of Rosemary from their garden and I thought it would be fun to paint with them. I asked my neighbor, Rachelle, if we could paint at her house since she was our art expert!
The kids were into the painting with traditional brushes but painting with rosemary was not a hit. Next time, I’m thinking we will have to use it as a splating tool next time and it will definitely need to be outside! That might be more fun.
After hanging the painting in our house for a few weeks, Sunshine cut the painting into small pieces. He wanted to fold paper birds for his friends. It’s so touching that he thinking of gifts for them. He was quite motivated to make them. This summer, Sunshine learned how to fold these birds from his teacher Bill. As always, he loved showing me how to make them. I helped draw the eyes.
It was beautiful to watch the painting Sunshine made turn into these beautiful paper birds. It all started with a bag of great smelling Rosemary! Thanks Mom & Dad.