Friday mornings before music class have become our weekly craft time. Not to mention it seems like the past few Fridays have been cloudy or rainy, so a craft has definitely come in handy. Last week it was airplanes, today it was nature collages.
Since Spring has sprung and everything is starting to bloom in our yard, I decided it would be fun to have the boys collect some of the flowers, grasses, leaves, and ferns popping up and glue them to a piece of cardboard (from a diaper box) to bring a little nature indoors for Earth Day on Monday. This project was part scavenger hunt, part nature lesson, and part craft, which ended up being a good thing for keeping the attention of those easily distracted! We even talked about ways to “help” the Earth while making the collages – recycling, using reusable bags, turning off the lights, not using too much water, and using reusable water bottles.
What you’ll need:
- Flowers, leaves, grass, sticks, etc. from your yard
- Cardboard or construction paper
- Scissors for trimming
- Twine for hanging the finished product
Gluing (and concentrating)
Earth Day is Monday, April 22nd. How do you plan to celebrate? More importantly, how do you celebrate Earth Day EVERY DAY?