We used wine bottle corks and kids’ paint to create autumn trees with their leaves changing colour and falling to the ground. You could draw your tree with felt tip pen like we did, or cut out and stick on a tree shape first.
This is a really easy way to get an interesting paint effect and we will be experimenting with it again. I don’t really like squirty paint, preferring to give the children poster paints or real watercolour pans to work with. But this made a refreshing change and made a lovely wet swirly mess in the baking tray too.
Wine bottle corks also make fun bath toys. You might not have such a copious supply of them as we do, being members of The Wine Society 🙂 Although I should add, not nearly copious enough to create a cork pit play area, unfortunately.