I love nature about as much as I love art and the two work perfectly together. In celebration of Earth Day, I created a resource of 10 activities and crafts that use nature as a material, inspiration, or reuses items that would otherwise go to a landfill. Here they are:
- Our Monochromatic Collage: Green Study is a perfect activity to reuse cardboard and paper scraps.
- Milk Carton Fairy Houses from stlMotherhood. These adorable houses could provide hours of imaginative play
- Journey Sticks from Growing Family. This fun activity gets kids outdoors to explore nature.
- Upcycled Owls: Using Recycled Materials for Crafts. These fun owls we did use a variety of recycled materials!
- Plastic Bottle Cap & Lid Craft For Kids from Crafty Morning. Great ideas to upcycle plastic caps.
- Musical Forest from Little Pine Learner. Clever ideas using items in nature to create music!
- Nature Shadow Boxes Collect nature items to create a shadow box using a shoe box lid.
- Plastic Bag Blooms from Handy With Scissors. These stunning flowers (and blog) are amazing. Can you believe the picture below are actually plastic bags?!
- Shell Fossil Imprints in Salt Dough from The Imagination Tree. Make your own homemade salt dough and experiment pressing shells to make fossils.
- Birdseed Sensory Bin This bin is a great way provide tactile stimulation for toddlers without worrying about the mess inside.
Pin for later!