Nature Art for Kids

This latest post was fun to do, it is about nature art for kids. Basically we went out for a walk around our local nature reserve, which is great in its own right. This time though we took a box with us, to collect things off of the ground to use for an art project. I’m very much a believer in leaving nature alone, so only things on the ground were to be taken.

The kids were happy with this, as they both like to look after nature anyway. The ground was literally covered in sticks, so there wasn’t going to be a shortage of material. We had a nice walk around, and myself and Lily collected lots of material for the art project. Jack just wanted to walk around.

Time for the nature art for kids

The walk was fun, but once we got home it was time to think about the art project. We had a really good haul of stuff, so it was time for Lily to decide what she wanted to do.

Nature art for kids

This is what Lily decided to do. She cut out some printed letters, to spell Mummy, Daddy, Jack and Lily, and stuck them on some paper. She then drew some pictures. For the record, the drawings are of the Pokemon Bulbasaur (for Jack), A motorbike, a candle (form mum) and a bouncy car like you get on a play area.

Lily wanted to make a frame for the picture, and decorate it using the sticks that we found. So what we did was cut 2 pieces of cardboard to A4 size, and stuck the drawing onto one piece. Then cut the middle out of other piece of card, leaving a frame roughly 2cm thick. Lily stuck that onto the drawing, which left the sticks. Lily had a great time glueing then around the frame, with some PVA glue.

It left the finished article looking like this….

Lily was really happy with how it turned out, and I think it looks great. There’s still plenty of stuff left in the box too, so if anyone has any ideas of things we can do with it. We are very open to ideas, please leave a comment below. To see more of Lily’s arts and crafts, visit the Lily’s Art Gallery section.

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34 thoughts on “Nature Art for Kids

  • June 27, 2020 at 12:39 am
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    I love the stick picture frame and the crossword! Living by a creek with miles of a forest around me, I find it so relaxing to go out and sit under the trees on a rock and make little fairy houses with moss and leaves. 🙂

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    • June 27, 2020 at 11:16 am
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      Thank you 😊 the next town along from us has a much bigger nature reserve, that has a “fairy garden” which you can your fairy houses too, which is pretty cool.

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  • June 27, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    What a brilliant Idea. Lillys picture looks brilliant. We like to do wax crayon rubbings of tree bark and leaves we find on the floor.

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    • June 27, 2020 at 11:09 am
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      Thanks mate, I think Lily did something like that with the leaves, at school once. Definitely something to try out.

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  • June 27, 2020 at 3:05 pm
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    This sounds like so much fun. I love what you said about only taking things from the floor, that’s a really great message about not disturbing nature. I used to do things like this as kid on woodland walks too. I’m very happy Lily is pleased with her work!

    Sophie

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    • June 27, 2020 at 5:33 pm
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      Thanks, it’s great fun, and at it takes most of a day, which at the moment, when keeping kids entertained is getting more and more difficult. Is a major bonus.

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:57 pm
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    What a great way to spend a day, and what a cute piece of work from Lily

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    • June 27, 2020 at 8:22 pm
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      Thank you, it really was great

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  • June 27, 2020 at 7:14 pm
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    This is such a cool thing to do. So many positives to be had from it, getting out in the fresh air and nature, exercise and being creative all together.

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    • June 27, 2020 at 8:22 pm
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      Exactly this, ticks so many boxes on things you want your kids to be doing 😊

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  • June 27, 2020 at 9:04 pm
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    This is such a nice idea. Lily is so creative too! 🙂

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    • June 27, 2020 at 11:19 pm
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      Thank you 😊 it really is and she definitely is

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  • June 28, 2020 at 12:39 am
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    I haven’t engaged in nature art since I was a kid, where I drew a picture of a tree and used real acorns as acorns by gluing them to my picture

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    • June 28, 2020 at 1:28 pm
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      Ooo that’s a good idea, just need to figure out where there’s some acorn trees…there must be some nearby somewhere.

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  • June 28, 2020 at 2:28 am
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    Aww Jack & Lily look so cute when in the woods, and what a lovely piece of art!

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    • June 28, 2020 at 1:30 pm
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      Thank you, they do indeed, it is definitely one of my favourites that Lily has done.

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  • June 28, 2020 at 2:50 am
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    Wonderful art work, very impressive to use the sticks like that

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  • June 28, 2020 at 11:05 am
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    Very creative, it’s great too see kids getting out and appreciating nature.

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    • June 28, 2020 at 12:54 pm
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      This is such a good idea!! I used to do this when I was a child with leaves 🙂

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      • June 28, 2020 at 2:15 pm
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        Thank you, I think something with leaves will probably be next 😊

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    • June 28, 2020 at 1:31 pm
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      Thank you, it is definitely something that is very important for kids, luckily my two don’t need much encouragement 😊

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  • June 28, 2020 at 1:02 pm
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    Nature crafts are literally the best thing you can do during this time. I’m not as much of a kid anymore, but I still love it.

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  • June 28, 2020 at 4:59 pm
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    Ah, this is lovely! Not just the artwork but also getting out and about in nature. It’s something Flora and I love doing too, it’s so beneficial 🙂 Lisa

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    • June 28, 2020 at 5:40 pm
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      Thank you, it’s the perfect way to spend a day 😊

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  • June 28, 2020 at 6:13 pm
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    This is so wholesome and sweet! It’s such a pleasure to be able to get outside and appreciate nature nowadays. Love the finished article!

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    • June 28, 2020 at 7:21 pm
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      Thank you, it was great fun, and I was impressed with the finished article too 😊

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  • June 28, 2020 at 7:15 pm
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    This is such a lovely thing to do and a great way of using the natural resources around us. I’ve been collecting sticks to stick on some card in a heart shape to make a new decoration for the living room.

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    • June 28, 2020 at 7:20 pm
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      Thank you it really is 😊 that sounds a really cool idea

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  • June 28, 2020 at 8:18 pm
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    Oh this looks like so much fun! I love going on nature walks! And it’s really good for kids too!

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    • June 28, 2020 at 8:55 pm
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      It’s such a great thing to do, we are pretty luckily that we have plenty of places to go nearby too 😊

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  • June 28, 2020 at 10:34 pm
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    Nature art is awesome! My kids love making it, and then destroying it 😛 Awesome work by your kiddos!

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    • June 28, 2020 at 11:30 pm
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      It really is, mine haven’t done the destroying bit yet 😂

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  • June 29, 2020 at 11:46 pm
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    Very creative. I can’t wait to look at the rest of Lily’s art.

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    • June 29, 2020 at 11:57 pm
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      Thank you, myself and Lily both hope that you enjoy them 😊

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