Creativity · mixed media · Nature

Water Bottle Fish Mobile

This fun fish mobile is a perfect summer activity that uses recycled materials and items from nature. We created our fish from water bottles and combined them with sea shells from our painted shell activity. This post contains affiliate links Supplies: Water bottles (we used a Coke bottle for one because I liked the shape… Continue reading Water Bottle Fish Mobile

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Creativity · Nature

Shell Painting Activity

The girls and I went on a beach trip last month with my mother and one of their favorite things to do was to search for seashells. Over the course of several days that we were there, we had several bags full to bring home! When we had a rainy day back at home, these… Continue reading Shell Painting Activity

Creativity · Nature

Mixed Media Bugs

If you have a child that loves to paint, this activity will be a lot of fun because it allows them to get messy and creative with unusual painting tools to make textured papers. Or if you happen to have a stack of painted papers from your child's "free paint" that you can't part then… Continue reading Mixed Media Bugs

Imagination · Nature · Play

Invitation to Play: Flower Station

"Nowhere in nature can you find purer color than sunlight passing through the petal of a flower" - Larry K. Stephenson Every now and then I will set up an "Invitation to Play", an activity of unstructured or open-ended play for the girls to do independently while I try get a little work done around… Continue reading Invitation to Play: Flower Station

Creativity · Nature

Nature Has the Best Art Materials!

This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support! Arbor Day was a few days ago and although we didn't get around to planting a tree we did plant some vegetables in our garden beds! We also read one of our favorite books, Tap The Magic Tree, and did a little tree branch painting activity.… Continue reading Nature Has the Best Art Materials!

Creativity · Nature

10 Earth Day Activities and Crafts

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 ofΒ 10 activities and crafts that use nature as a material, inspiration, or reuses items that would otherwise go to a landfill. Here they are: Milk Carton Fairy HousesΒ from stlMotherhood. These… Continue reading 10 Earth Day Activities and Crafts

Creativity · Nature

Nature Shadow Boxes

It looks like we are already into summer here in Alabama with our high 80's we have been having and 90 degrees coming up this week. We have short springs here so we enjoyed this project on one of our cool afternoons a few weeks ago when we still had some spring foliage with some… Continue reading Nature Shadow Boxes