Nature Art for Kids

Nature art for kids includes nature art activities, garden art ideas, and ways to incorporate nature items and inspiration into everyday art activities.

How to Create Mixed Media Flowers

Mixed Media Flowers

Remember when I shared a while back about using the Craftsy printable on drawing faces? How helpful it was? Well, we’ve been using another one of their free e-guides recently to create mixed media flowers. Creating Flowers in Mixed Media The 5 botanical illustration tutorials included are :: How to Draw a Flower in 4 Simple Steps by Antonella…

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DIY Zen Garden Sand Tray

DIY Zen Garden Sand Tray

I’ve had the idea to create a mini zen rock garden for a while now—you know, the kind where you rake the sand into patterns around strategically placed rocks? For rocks, though, I wanted to use melted crayon rocks for a pop of color—shiny, colorful treasures amidst the sand. I don’t know much about zen…

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10 Autumn Leaf Crafts for Kids

10 Autumn Leaf Crafts for Kids - easy and fun

Celebrate Autumn in all its glory with leaf crafts for kids! We all like to create with the seasonal colors and images around us, and what better way to create this fall than with Autumn leaves? Some of these leaf crafts use the leaves as is, straight off the tree or, more likely, ground. (See…

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A Flower Suncatcher Craft for Kids

Flower suncatcher craft tutorial

One of our favorite suncatchers to create is the flower suncatcher with contact paper and flower petals and leaves. And this is coming from someone who has a well-documented obsession with suncatchers and stained glass art projects! Recently, we made our favorite flower suncatchers again, using paper plates as the frames (it just works so…

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10 Nature Art Projects for Kids

10 Nature Art Projects for Kids

Kids and nature art projects are a natural combo. Children love to play outdoors, interacting with nature, and they love to create. Here are 10 ways kids can use nature—including flowers, leaves, rocks, and more—in their art making. 10 Nature Art Projects for Kids

10 DiY Outdoor Games to Make with Rocks

10 DiY Outdoor Games to Make with Rocks

Are you beginning to make your summer bucket list yet? How about adding some DiY outdoor games to play in the backyard or when camping? Kids love games… Kids love rocks… Combine the two and you have a winning combination! Creative, inexpensive, and fun Games don’t have to come in a box and they definitely don’t…

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Art with Rocks :: 18 Ways to Use Rocks in Kids Art

Kids Art with Rocks - 18 Ways to Use Rocks in Kids Art

Everybody loves a rock, right? Byrd Baylor would say Everybody Needs a Rock. Maia went through a phase as a toddler and preschooler where she would pick up and collect rocks anywhere we happened to be. Piles of rocks. Now it’s usually just a special rock here or there. And a budding interest in geology. We like…

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DiY Wishing Stones for a Friend

DiY Wishing Stones with Melted Crayon Rocks

We made wishing stones a while back for a young friend who was sick in the hospital. Her sister Isabella with us for the afternoon and we wanted to make something, anything, helpful. Something that would help this little girl heal and get back home to her family. Something tangible that she could look at and…

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How to Make Homemade Bubbles

How to Make Homemade Bubbles with Kids

Yesterday, when I wrote about making homemade bubble wands with the kids, I promised to share photos of them using their new bubble wands as well as the instructions for how to make homemade bubbles. Here goes! First the bubbles recipe and then the photos… How to Make Homemade Bubbles INGREDIENTS 4 cups warm water…

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