Do your kids love making nature collages or playing with flowers?
We love using natural materials in play and learning activities. I try to incorporate simple materials from our backyard into everyday activities and they kids always love it. Its a great way to explore the world around them while learning and playing. Our DIY nature slides and our emotion story stone rocks are some of our favorite, and most popular, kids activities ever!
Today we used some left over flowers to create simple nature collages!
I had a bunch of flowers bouquets leftover from my recent birthday that were starting to wilt so rather than just tossing them out we decided to do a bit of flower art with them!
I pulled the petals and leaves off the remaining flowers and put them into a basket for the girls. Each of the kids got a small dish with some slightly watered down glue and a piece of paper.
The girls used the glue mixture to paint the flower petals onto the paper and create their flower art!
They worked and worked until they had their masterpieces just how they wanted them and then we let them dry in the sun for about an hour. My daughter was so proud of her nature collages!
The great thing about using nature to create with is that it can be found (for free!) all around you! It also opens so many conversations about the world around your child. Plus these flowers smelled great and with our artwork hanging on the wall our house smelled great too!
It’s a great way to combine process art with nature exploration! The art looks so beautiful when done too. My toddlers and preschoolers loved doing this.
Looking for more ways to combine learning with nature? Check out how we used loose parts on the light table to create nature collages or click the image below to see how we used rocks to learn about emotions!
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