I have to tell you about an amazing new resource created by my friend, Penny! Her new Nature Arts and Crafts printable pack contains more than 30 printables that are designed to get your kids outside experiencing and creating with nature. Penny shows you how easy it is to add nature to arts and crafts to create beautiful projects that kids will have fun doing. Plus many of the activities include an element of learning – fine motor skills, patterns, creative thinking, and more! I am an affiliate for the Nature Arts and Crafts printable pack. Any purchase through my links will earn me a commission. I received the product for free to facilitate my review.
How to Add Nature to Your Arts and Crafts
Watch the video to get a feel for what’s inside:
Purchase the Nature Arts and Craft printable pack to get 30+ projects including:
- activities to explore color, seasons, fine motor skills, patterns, and symmetry
- templates for making grids, mosaics, and weaving
- creative prompts for making nature people and creatures
- printables to create your own masks and crowns
- printables for making capes and fairy wings for your toys
- mini art and craft nature journal full of prompts to experience nature for 7 days
Special Offer: $9.99 (until June 7th, 2017) Regular price: $14.99
The goal is to head outside and spend some time in nature. Look for items to collect – leaves, flowers, seeds, etc. Make sure you have permission to take the items. (Many parks and nature reserves have rules about collecting.) Find items in your own backyard. Pick those dandelions and clovers! Find a pinecone or acorn. Ask if it’s okay to use a few flowers from the garden.
After collecting the nature items, it’s time to create. Use the printables to guide your nature arts and crafts. What will you make first? A nature mosaic or nature people? Will you dress up your toys with a nature cape or fairy wings? Each activity comes with step by step instructions with full color photos of project examples.
Yesterday, I picked two of the activities to try out with my kids (two neighbor kids joined in as well). We did the Nature Dress Up and Play activity which includes making crowns and masks.
Here’s the beautiful mask example from the Nature Arts and Craft printable pack.
Here are the masks my son and his two friends made. I love the pops of color and their uses of symmetry.
I also printed out the Nature Fine Motor Art for Lily. She enjoyed using a glue stick and squeezing a bottle of glue along the lines. Then, she added nature items she collected.
Here is the project example from the Nature Arts and Craft printable pack.
Here is an action shot of Lily working on her version.
I absolutely love all of the activities. I plan on printing many of them to take with us on our family road trip/camping adventure this summer. The nature journal is top of the list.
Early Bird Special Offer: $9.99 (until June 7th, 2017) Regular price: $14.99
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This is an ebook, which means you will be sent a link that allows you to download a PDF containing the ebook and all the resources. You can save it to your computer or iPad* and then either read it on screen or print some/all of the pages, as you prefer.
You can buy the ebook wherever you are in the world. You pay via PayPal, which will take care of any currency conversion for you. The ebook costs US$9.99 (until June 7th, 2017) Regular price $14.99.
You can buy the ebook now, on any device, and then download it when you are ready. Depending on the apps you have installed and your operating system, you might be able to download the ebook on your mobile device. However if you have any doubts or problems, I recommend you use a computer to download the book and then share it to your mobile devices. You will be sent download instructions when your purchase the ebook.
The Nature Arts and Crafts ebook is published and sold by Penny Whitehouse of Mother Natured. If you have any questions regarding your purchase please contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.