One of my favorite parts of summer is getting to play outside and enjoy nature. It’s no secret that LuCk loves nature- so, what better way to celebrate the season than with a little Playdate nature craft fun. Both of these activities require very little set up, but open the door for artistic exploration of your natural world.
I love everything about this activity. We have painted with tea bags, cars, and potatoes before, but this activity added a lovely touch of nature. This activity engages all the senses while creating an engaging open ended art activity. Explore the different patterns that different leaves make while creating beautiful abstract prints.
Leaves from a variety of trees
Popsicle sticks (or sticks)
Secure your leaves to a the Popsicle sticks using the elastic bands.
Using the leaves as a brush, drag the leaves through paint and create an abstract masterpiece!
Chuck loves collecting stuff on hikes. Our pockets literally come home stuffed with leaves, acorns, nuts, rocks, twigs, and dirt. Instead of smoothing everything into pockets, try making one of these easy hike bracelets. All you need is a sense of adventure and some duct tape and you are ready to hit the trails.
Collected natural materials.
Wrap a piece of duct tape around your wrist keeping the sticky side out.
As you walk along your trail, collect natural items of interest by adhering them to the bracelet.
Younger children will just love collecting objects outside. Older children can extend this activity by identifying the objects when they return from their hike.