Children and adults love getting outdoors and collecting natures materials. We do it naturally when we walk along the beach and collect shells.
Want some inspiration to get started on nature crafts with young children? Here are some ideas...
earth sky sea child.
Make sure everyone understands we are using what nature does not need - we are not picking live plants or ripping bark off trees.
sea shell wall hangings or free standing decorations or mobiles.
For something a lot more involved and permanent you can use smooth, flat stones to create a pebble mosaic that can be a garden feature. This needs a wooden sandbox, sand, string and a large nail to mark the spiral shape and concrete. Obviously this is a large project that could a family project with a lot of adult help when it comes to the concrete. Step by step instructions are here at This Old House.
|Using found objects to create a beautiful table setting|
at Caro & Co.
Boats made out of natural materials
ready to float at Bowerbird Blue
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert which won the Ala Notable Children's Books, Younger Readers Awards, is a great story book to give inspiration when using leaves to create nature art.
Hope you enjoy getting out in nature with a purpose and noticing all the small and tiny things and creating crafts with your free, found objects as well.
See what natural materials we collect in Sydney on our walks and visits to the park. Let me know what you have found and made.