Have your kids been building snowmen this winter? Like many of you, we’ve had more than our usual snowfall recently and Maia and Daphne have been reveling in it as only kids can. They’ve been sledding, making snow angels, building (part of) an igloo, stomping around, tasting the snow, spying animal tracks in the snow, […]
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.
The other day, when we began our much-anticipated annual leaf doodles, I brought the glitter to the table, too. Just because. And ended up making beautiful glitter leaves in addition to our now-traditional doodle leaves. We each approached the materials and activity differently, which is always interesting for me to observe.
Have you tried casting plaster shapes in sand yet? We've done sandcasting at the beach a couple of times with great success, digging a hole in the sand, lining it with shells, rocks, and other found treasures, then filling the hole with plaster. It's fun when you need a break from the water and the result […]
The entire garden popped into bloom while I was away at my Grandma's. Coming home to see color everywhere was incredible. The dogwoods and redbud, the tulips and daffodils, the creeping phlox and lilac, the candytuft and ajuga… The everything! Everywhere I looked there were flowers in bloom. There's a quote I love by Ralph […]
We've continued to experiment with doodled autumn leaves in combination with other fall arts and crafts ideas just because they are so fun and beautiful. These fall paintings were recently made by Maia and Daphne on canvas with paints, leaves, and metallic sharpies. The sharpie drawings were more of an afterthought on this particular project, […]
We've been experimenting more with plaster leaf casting. It's a project (and finished product) that I love, love, love. I mean, look at that photo! Isn't that leaf just beautiful? You can see the details of all the veins. And I love how the plaster leaves look painted in fall colors. Maia painted this one […]