Our kids don’t come in at the end of the day with a pocket full of stuff, they come in with a handful of sticks and twigs, especially our 6 year old. That’s just what he did on a recent nature hike. He gathered several sticks and leaves. We picked up a few more things when we arrived back home from our yard and made these Nature Inspired Portraits.
These Nature Inspired Portraits allow kids to be creative and use their imagination. It also helps reinforce parts of the face for younger kids who are still learning.
As an added bonus, you don’t have to make a trip to the craft store. With the exception of a couple of items, the supplies for these Nature Inspired Portraits can be found in your backyard.
Gather items from nature to make your Nature Inspired Portraits.
- Flower petals
Place items in a central location. We have a veggie tray from the Dollar Tree we use for projects like this.
Other items needed:
- Paper plates (You could also pull a piece of cardboard or fiberboard out of your recycling bin and cut out a circle for your head.)
- Glue (We used white school glue and spray adhesive.)
Creating Your Nature Inspired Portrait
Once you have everything set out, encourage the kids to use the items they found in nature to create a face on their head (the paper plate).
The white school glue worked great for most of the items, but we needed something stronger to adhere the twigs and opted for spray adhesive
Kid Craft Challenge
This is part of our monthly Kid Craft Challenge. This month’s challenge was to create a kid craft using items from nature. Check out these other great nature inspired crafts.
- Mud Kitchen Food by The Gingerbread House
- Flower Petal Suncatcher by Play & Learn Everyday
- Nature Stone Spiral Craft by Raising Fairies & Knights