Let’s use unusual drawing and painting tools, like the sticks and twigs we picked up outside, to draw with ink and make interesting marks on loose paper. Use your twigs to experiment with mark making and draw flowers and leaves. Then, use what we have created as collage elements.


  • a few twigs or sticks
  • a photograph from nature
  • Indian ink or similar
  • a small container or dish for the ink
  • loose paper
  • scissors
  • glue

Action Steps


experiment with mark making using twigs