Bring some colour into the deary month of January by painting this super easy Forest of Birch Trees.

This painting is meant to show the beauty of seeing the sky through a grove of birch trees. At Sunset, at sunrise or in the middle of the afternoon walking through a magical forest.

This artist craft can be used as a party activity, as a classroom activity, as an activity to help fill up the hours that you are stuck inside because its the third day in a row of -40. They can be simple or more elaborate (as you will see with some of our examples). They can be super colourful or have just three colours.


  • Canvas (at least an 8″x 10″)
  • Yarn
  • Paints
  • Sponges
  • Sharpie
  • A Small container filled 1/4 with water


20181123_190641.jpgWrap the string around the canvas making the Trees. Remember trees are not always straight up and down, so you might want to angle a couple of the trees diagonally. If you are doing this activity with kids under 6, I would suggest you wrap the canvas for them.





Dip your sponge into the water, then in the paint then onto the canvas. This will help make the painting ‘muddy’ as we want the colours to have a soft edge.




The colour scheme for your painting all depends on what you would like your skyline to be. If you were going for a snowy day just after sunset you might use grays (snow), purples and blues. For a beach day at sunset, you’d go for light browns (sand), reds, pink and oranges. For trees on the woods at the change of season you’d use browns, yellows, oranges, and greens. Sponge on the colours that reflect the kind of sky you would like.

Easy Birch Trees Painting activity, Sponge Painting
Without the Lines, With the Lines

Once your canvas is filled, cut the strings off and discard. Using the sharpie add the black line definition of the birch trees.

Examples from some of our Adult Participants

Hang on a wall, stand back and admire your wonderful piece of art.


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