Back when we lived in Massachusetts, nature crafting was one of my kids’ favorite activities! Since we lived on a half acre lot next to a forest, they had plenty of space to find twigs, leaves, and rocks to work with.
Now that we live in a condo in California, they don’t have as many readily available resources, but it remains one of the best ways to get the kids to spend hours outside.
Last week the kids decided to make nature people. They spent hours collecting bits and pieces of mulch from our condo courtyard (city kids’ nature, I suppose), searching for the perfect shapes for the people they wanted to make.
Then they wrapped their people in leave outfits and drew faces on with our beloved Crayola washable markers* (beloved because they wash out of everything).
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Their people went on to go on many adventures – fantastic pretend play!
Have your kids done any nature crafting recently?
Come link up your crafts and activities for children aged 5-12 years old! Here are some great after school activities that were linked up last week – there were several I really liked this past week!
- Balloon Yo-Yo Science Experiments from JDaniel4s Mom
- How Did the Moon Get Its Craters Activity from Gift of Curiosity
- Star Wars Angry Birds Egg Carton Craft from Royal Little Lambs
- Perler Bead R2-D2 from Brain Power Boy
- Design and Build an Air-Powered Car from Planet Smarty Pants
My fellow cohosts and I pick our favorites to feature each week, and we may also pin your post to our popular After School Activities board on Pinterest, or some of our personal boards!