Nature art

Nature art

IMG_5807.jpgIf you are looking for a fun activity to do with your toddler or preschooler look no further. This activity is particularly good as it is two linked activities.

The ladybird loves sticking and we often create pictures using glue and different items. In the autumn we did a similar activity with autumn leaves but I don’t think I blogged about it.

We started the day by going on a short walk collecting sticks, leaves and flowers to create a nature collage. We even found a feather and a couple of pine cones (we saved these for another activity). The ladybird loved hunting for suitable things and collecting them in her little bag. We also collected a few bits from our garden when we got home. If you have more plants in your garden than we do and time is short, you might not have to go on a walk at all.IMG_5776


After lunch I set up the activity for the ladybird. I used two trays to contain everything and for easy clean up. On one tray I spread out all the things we had collected and on the other was a large sheet of paper, a selection of felt tip pens and a pot with some PVA glue and a spreader. Then I sat back and let the ladybird create.IMG_5779



She first spent a little time drawing and using a flower stamp pen. Then she was drawn to the glue. Once she started with the glue she filled the whole page with all her nature treasures. She really enjoyed this activity and proudly showed off her picture to her daddy when he came home from work.

Another idea that you could try is painting leaves.

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