Getting Crafty

Paint with soil or make an EarthWise bracelet.  Great for classrooms, and educational materials are included.  Order the materials from the Montana Chapter by filling out these forms: SWCS Soil Paint Kit Order Form and Instructions or the SWCS EarthWise Bracelet Kit Order Form.  For an idea of what to paint, copy this coloring book-style template of a soil profile or the map of Montana’s bedrock categorized by geologic eras shown below.  Or download this PowerPoint file with multiple pages to choose from and print: Printable Soil Painting Templates.

 

Soil Painting Kit With Acrylic Gesso

Acrylic Gesso Only

EarthWise Bracelet Materials (Assembly Required)

$10.00 $5.00 $0.65
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Use soil paint to fill in the different layers of the soil profile.

Use soil paint to fill in the different layers of the soil profile.

 


Pulverized Soil From Across Montana + Acrylic Gesso = Soil Paint!


Each bead represents an element in the Earth’s ecosystem: Water, Soil, Air, People, Plants, Animals, etc.


Owl painted with soil kit from Montana during a public program in Cherokee, Iowa. A little yellow acrylic paint was added for the beak, a little white to highlight, and green for the pine needles.  “People here think soil painting is awesome!” – Laura Jones, Naturalist, Cherokee County Conservation Board, IA.