I suppose it’s a bit of a swing to go from Halloween projects to something completely different … or is it?
Today I wanted to highlight the glory of Nature Art. Or, in general, making art with things found in nature.
These pictures are from a couple years ago but we have done this project many times.
Basic supplies you’ll need:
- leaves, flowers, sticks, grass, feathers, tiny stones, etc.
I like doing this project on plain white printer paper because the things we collect really pop against the bright background, but it can easily be done on any color construction paper.
We don’t have the giant colorful leaves that you find up north, but this craft is really about exploring your own space and using what you have where you are.
Though I may point out a few suggestions, I let my kids pick whatever they find inspiring.
We also use it as a learning experience to look up a plant when we’re not sure what it is.
You can draw something very specific, like a house or tree, and recreate those items with the things you’ve collected, or you can go more abstract.
This particular day, my daughter was making random patterns.
This was her favorite finished piece:
And, like I said, what’s so great about this is allowing kids the creative space to explore their local environment and then utilize simple supplies to create anything they can imagine, all while experimenting on how things fit together.
It’s a great way to spend an afternoon, especially since we’re finally heading into autumn, and we’re still not able to socialize like we used to. This year has had us doing a lot of stuff at home – so we try to add in art where ever we can!
More outdoor ideas to try:
Happy Crafting and Creating :)