Kids Frugal Fun: Nature Art

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Every week MomonDealz brings us a kid-friendly craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. The first day of Spring was 3/20 so I thought it was a perfect excuse to go on a nature walk with my son. While walking we searched for “treasures” that we could use to create pictures. If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page. If you enjoy my crafts, please be sure to share them on Pinterest!

Nature Art

Materials:
Cardstock
Mod Podge
Sticks, Rocks, Flowers, Grass, other Nature Items

Directions:
1. Take a walk with your child and look for items in nature that could be used to create art. Help your child identify certain things and which are appropriate to take as a “treasure”.


2. Cover a sheet of cardstock with Mod Podge (or glue).


3. Allow your child to create words or pictures by laying the “treasures” on the glue. Be sure to have your child ID characteristics of the items while you work (color, shape, size, texture).

Educational Actitivies:

  • Language Arts-1. Have your child spell words or names with the nature items. 2. Create a nature book with your child. Put one item on each sheet of paper and label the item and have your child write the name of each item.
  • Science-This craft lends itself to just about every single Standard of Learning there is for Kindergarten students. 1. Have your child describe items both verbally and pictorally by telling you about them and then drawing pictures in a journal when you get back home. Be sure to have them ID colors, shapes, and sizes of the items. 2. ID the changes in the enviroment that are happening due to the season change. 3. Play around with larger items by creating shadows with them.
  • Math-When you get home you can have your child measure each object or line all the objects up and measure the complete line. You can group objects by size and count how many are in each size group.

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  • Great craft for letting kids explore natural elements!

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  • OMG I don’t know why I didn’t see this before. My 3 y old is obsessed with dirt, little branches and grass.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  • This is so cool, I will share with my Grandkids, they will love it. Thanks for the idea.

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  • Great idea. It makes a fun out door activity and well as art project.

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  • Super cute idea and a great way to take advantage of the weather warming up!

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  • this looks like a fun craft. my girls love being outside and would LOVE to be able to collect stufff from their adventures. thanks for sharing!

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