here is a little something i wanted to share. it's an on-going art project we've tended toward on art day
. it's really a great project in part because it's different every time you do it. Nature Cards. easy and really fun.
here's what you do:
grab yourselves a basket or bucket or something like that and head on outside! start picking flowers, grasses, leaves that you see in your yard or neighborhood. gather pebbles, bark, moss, sand, shells, anything is you find will become the components of your art.
next spread everything out on a cookie sheet or towel or something so that you can really see what you've got.
cut pieces of card stock in the sizes you prefer to work with, then cover with double-sided tape. once you have covered a few pieces start sticking your bits of nature on. it's really fun for little hands. and for mommy. . . it's sorta zen.
when done: display! we use our "art string" to display our artwork. idea given to us by the fabulous amanda blake soule
from her book The Creative Family.
here's some of ours from this summer. try them with your little ones and then let me know how it goes!
Labels: art projects, nature cards