Thursday, March 29, 2018

#week 7 #Superbloggerchallenge2018 with Instacuppa- 5 Amazing Spring Crafts for Kids!


Nature is the art of god. It holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual even spiritual satisfaction. We all love nature. Trees, waterfall, greenery always fascinates us and take away our all stress and anxiety. It is the god's way of reminding us how magnificent we really are?

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better- Albert Einstein"

It was a weekday afternoon and to entertain my 6-year daughter I had thought why not go for a nature walk? And make some nature crafts. Usually, all kids love natural things like (Leaves, flowers, stones, pebbles).  A nature walk is a good time to talk with your kids about nature and teach them:

  • ·         About the importance of nature
  • ·         How we can protect natural things.
  • ·         Natural phenomenon (For example how a plant grows from a seed for smaller kids and complex phenomenon like photosynthesis to older kids)
  • ·         The advantage and benefits of natural things, like how wood is useful for us and how we can make great things with different kind of woods.




Some important things to remember before going for a nature walk:
  • ·         Pick a paper bag for collection of natural things.
  • ·         Wear sneakers or slippers for the nature walk. Clothing should be comfortable.
  • ·         Apply sunscreen and wear the hat if it is a bright sunny day.
  • ·         Do not forget to click pictures of your great moments. now, it is time to do the collection of natural things. Nature has the variety of things to explore. Collect them and clean them properly. Here is a list of common nature craft supplies that are easily available and we can make the beautiful craft from them. These are:

  1. ·         Leaves
  2. ·         Stones
  3. ·         Flowers
  4. ·         Pebbles
  5. ·         Driftwood and bark
  6. ·         Seashell etc.

There is a lot of crafting option from nature craft supplies. This time, we had made following nature craft.

Nature collage- it is most simple but elegant nature craft. Kids just loved it. There are many ways to preserve leaves. The easiest way is to use contact paper. First, you can tape the non-sticky side of the contact paper to the table so the paper backing is facing up, then remove the back side of a paper and quickly placed the leaves and flowers on the sticky side. Your elegant nature collage will be ready. If you do not have contact paper, do not worry. You can use a simple thick drawing sheet or cardboard and glue your nature treasure on it. We had done it by using drawing sheet.

Supplies:
·         Leaves, flowers, twinges (of different colours and pattern
·         Glue
·         Drawing sheet or cardboard or contact paper

Instruction- uses your imagination and glues the different leaves, flowers, and twinges in the beautiful pattern on the drawing sheet. Your beautiful nature collage is ready.

Leafy animals- kids love animals. It is a good idea to incorporate their favourite animals in the form of the leafy animal. Ideally, if you want flat leaves you can press them between heavy books for a day or so. First planned your design and then glue the leaves in a various portrait of animals, but if your child is impatient (like my daughter) you can directly use the fresh leaves to make different leafy animals.

Supplies:
·         Leave of different colours and patterns
·         Superglue
·         Googly eyes (optional)

Instruction- collects the different type of leaves. Cut it and arrange them in the form of different animals (you may try insects or water animals.
We had made butterfly and fish from leaves. Use googly eyes if you want.

Pebble art- pebble art is a great aesthetic art and it has the wide scope. Creating pebble art is an interesting activity and had super fun. There are different types of rocks and pebble available that can be used to create wonderful pebble art. Sharon Nowlan is a great pebble art artist you can check out her amazing pebble art collection for inspiration, but for smaller kids, we can make some simple pebble art.

Supplies:
  •          Pebbles of different shape and size
  • ·         Super glue (liquid fusion clear urethane glue is best for it)

Instruction- arranges pebbles (of different shape and size) in unique patterns to make pebble art. We had made flower pebble art and grape pebble art.

Mud pie- it is an amazing activity that kids enjoyed so much. It can be used for pretend play, made some different pretty mud pie and arrange a shop for pretend play.

Supplies:
  • ·         Mud or sand
  • ·         Different flowers and leaves
  • ·         Plastic plates

Instructions- put sand or mud in plates and decorate them with different flowers, leaves to make the mud pie. You can add the variety of decoration acording to your imagination.


Nature bookmark- we love reading and crafting as a family and bookmark is a perfect craft that goes well with both activates. Kids can make bookmarks as a gift or as a craft to make reading more interesting. This time, I had thought why not make a bookmark with nature craft supplies.

Supplies:
  • ·         Piece of cardboard
  • ·         Glue
  • ·         Yarn or lace
  • ·         Different flowers and leaves

Instruction- cut the cardboard in the shape of a bookmark. Glue different flowers and leaves in the beautiful pattern. Add yarn or lace at the top. Wonderful nature bookmark is ready to use.



These were our steps to make some super easy crafts from nature craft supplies. What's yours? Do not forget to share. Until then happy crafting!

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18 comments:

  1. Wow Surbhi, very innovative way to teach the little ones, n develop their nearness to nature.
    Too good๐Ÿ‘


    Pls read my week7 post for #superbloggerchallenge2018
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    1. Thanks Aritra, I am so glad you liked the post. thanks again for your visit!

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  2. Already saw these photos in your facebook post. All crafts are awesome and super simple to make. Will try with my boys ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Thanks Mahathi, I am so glad you liked the post, thanks again for your visit.

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  3. This is a wonderful post.. lots of nice creative ideas to try out

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    1. Thanks Roshan I am glad you liked the post.

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  4. Superb set of activities presented in your post. Mother nature as you say is indeed bountiful.

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    1. Thanks Jay, I am glad you liked the post.

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  5. O such a lovely post . My daughter is going to love this .

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    1. Thanks Monika, I am so glad you liked the post.

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  6. Wow! Such a great post full of wonderful crafting ideas. Going to try it out with my 4yr old

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    1. Thanks a lot Namaratha, I am so glad you liked it.

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  7. Big applause Surbhi. Yiu gave me simething new to try. We often go on nature walks or outings; a family of nature lovers but never thought of this. Syrely gonna try it. My daughter would surely love some real thing. Till now I asked only to draw what she saw. Thanks again.
    Mann๐Ÿ’“
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    1. Oh! Man your words has made my day..it means a lot.I am so glad you liked the ideas,thanks again for your visit.

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  8. I love that fish!!!
    I wish I could wake the crafty soul up in me:(

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    1. Thanks Zainab, I am glad you liked the ideas. thanks again for your visit.

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  9. Very simple and easy to do things. Definitely kids will have a lot of fun.thanks for the detailed steps.

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  10. Such a creative way to engage kids during the summer break! Loved it and saving it right away :) #superbloggerchallenge2018 #instacuppa

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