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?
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