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Nature and Watercolors

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Nature and watercolors combine to make a beautiful and fun piece of process art.

With the warmer weather here, we have been playing outdoors a lot more. All of this outdoor play means our nature boxes are filling up with great supplies for art projects and crafts. We gather and collect nature items all of the time and set them aside in boxes. It is fun to find different shaped leaves, rocks and cool looking plants. My five year old loves to glue nature items to paper to make collages. That is where we found inspiration for this nature and watercolors project.Nature and watercolor paints art collage for kids. A pretty and fun piece of process art for the preschoolers and kids. This is a great spring and summer arts and craft project

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Watercolor Dipped Flower Art

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This pretty watercolor technique is perfect for the spring or summer.

In our house, we love to work with watercolors. We like to make our own because we go through them so quickly. We have made solid watercolorswhich we love to use, but most of all, we just water down acrylic paints or mix food coloring with water. It just so happens that we did both of these things this past week and had quite a bit of both leftover to create these gorgeous watercolor dipped flowers. Watercolor dipped flower art. Spring arts and crafts projects for kids. Beautiful and fun process. Watercolor Dipped Flowers

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Yarn and Pipe Cleaner Coiled Roses

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Roses are red, violets are blue, we love yarn and pipe cleaners too. If you’re looking for the perfect craft for the spring, Valentine’s or Mother’s Day, look no further. These coiled roses are great for developing fine motor skills as well.Pipe cleaner or yarn coiled roses. A great fine motor skill arts and craft idea for kids. Perfect for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day or to welcome spring flowers.

 It is true. My daughter and I both love working with yarn and with pipe cleaners. Yarn wrapping activities are a favorite of ours. My daughter also loves threading buttons and beads on pipe cleaners. These are wonderful for building her fine motor skills and they make some fun crafts. A new favorite of ours is coiling yarn and pipe cleaners for craft projects. At first, the yarn was too tricky for my daughter’s little hands, so she would coil with pipe cleaners instead. Now she can easily work with both. To get ready for Valentine’s Day, we made these coiled roses using both materials.

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Nature Crafting With Clay

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I am beginning to think more and more that my four year old and my husband are the real writers of this blog, especially my little girl. She has been coming up with so many amazing ideas on her own lately, that I cannot help but beam with pride. Both of the crafts here today are inspired by my crafty clan.

Nature and clay fairy crafts. This adorable craft was made with acorns, sticks and leaves. Salt Dough would work too. Kid's arts and crafts. - preschoolers

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My husband had a great idea to build log cabins out of sticks. I thought this would be a fun project for me and my daughter. We grabbed a box and set out to gather supplies, which as you know is always half of the fun. We gathered sticks and my daughter also grabbed a few acorns and rocks that she found.

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Painting Petals Activity

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Painting flower petal - nature arts & crafts activities for kids. This is a wonderful spring & summer art project that you can do outdoors. - Great for all ages.My daughter went to her first live theater production with me last week. We went to see a youth theater performance of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. My girl was mesmerized.  She loved the music. She clapped and bounced along as they sang. One part that she really liked was when the cards in the Queen of Hearts kingdom painted all the white roses red.

We have been singing around the house “We’re painting the roses red, painting the roses red.”

While playing outside this weekends with my daughter and one of her friends, I looked over and spotted some lovely white flowers in our yard and while they were not roses, I thought about Alice and asked my daughter if she wanted to paint those flowers like the cards did. Her and her friend were overjoyed by this idea. I laid down a piece of poster board in our driveway and brought out some paints.

I picked one bunch of flowers and brought them over and thought the kids mighty enjoy painting it together, but as they began, they decided they each wanted to paint their own.

Painting flower petal - nature arts & crafts activities for kids. This is a wonderful spring & summer art project that you can do outdoors..

Painting flower petal - nature arts & crafts activities for kids. This is a wonderful spring & summer art project that you can do outdoors.

My my daughter painted each petal very carefully and her friend had a more dive in and get your hands dirty approach. Both were wonderful, with beautiful results.

Painting flower petal - nature arts & crafts activities for kids. This is a wonderful spring & summer art project that you can do outdoors. Great for all ages.

Painting flower petal - nature arts & crafts activities for kids. This is a wonderful spring & summer art project that you can do outdoors

They loved it.

This was a huge hit with both young ladies. I thought that they would like it, but I never anticipated just how much. We ended up eating a very late lunch because I could not pull them away from this paint project.

All of our projects came out great. We set each one aside to dry.

Painting flower petal - nature arts & crafts activities for kids. This is a wonderful spring & summer art project that you can do outdoors. Great for all ages.

Painting flower petal - nature arts & crafts activities for kids. This is a wonderful spring & summer project that you can do outdoors.

Painting flower petals - nature arts & crafts activities for kids. This is a wonderful spring, summer project that you can do outdoors.

Her friend even asked me if we could paint another one the next time she came over. Of course, the summer is not over yet.

Painting flower petal - nature arts & crafts activities for kids. This is a wonderful spring & summer art project that you can do outdoors. Great for all ages..

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Nature Crowns

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Paper Plate Nature crown craft made with flowers & leaves. Kids arts & crafts..

We love making nature crafts in our house. I am not certain what is more fun, gathering up the materials or actually making the craft.

For this craft we gathered a variety of ferns, leaves & flowers. Be sure to shake off everything to get rid of bugs.

Paint a paper plate in green & let dry. Cut the center out to form a ring. Use a hole punch to punch holes all around the ring.

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Poke the plants and flowers into the punched holes on the plate. Thicker bunches of ferns & leaves should fit nicely, but some of the flowers & leaves may need to be taped down under the paper plate.

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If you want to add more plants or flowers, add more holes with the punch. To add a little something extra, we glued a few gemstones around the crown.

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Paper Plate Nature crown craft made with flowers & leaves. Kids arts & crafts,

My daughter could not wait to put on her crown. She looked like a nature princess.

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Paper Plate Nature crown craft made with flowers & leaves. Kids arts & crafts

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Glittery Cardboard & Watercolor Flowers

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I adore my daughter’s creativity. We have been doing arts and crafts together for a very long time & I have watched her creativity soar. This next craft was all a product of my little girl’s crafty little mind. I loved it so much that I had to share.

Glittery cardboard flower over watercolor paints - a pretty spring or summer arts & crafts project for kids.

We use a lot of cardboard for arts & crafts projects and have tons of scrap pieces. She grabbed one of the pieces of cardboard and drew a flower on it. She asked me if I could cut it out for her. I cut it out and she quickly ran & got a glue stick and a piece of paper. She glued her cardboard flower to the paper. She grabbed a bottle of squeeze glue and glitter and spread the glue & glitter over her flower.

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She painted her paper in watercolors & explained to me that it was a magical fairy flower.

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She added some more glue & glitter.

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I loved her finished project. It really did look magical.

Glittery cardboard flower on watercolor paints - a pretty spring or summer arts & crafts project for the kids

She inspired me to make one of my own.

Glittery cardboard flower on watercolor paints - a pretty spring or summer arts & crafts project for kids

Glittery cardboard flower over watercolor paints - a pretty spring or summer arts & crafts project for kids..

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Roll & Wrapped Clay Pendants

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My daughter and I work a lot with clay. We love our clay craft projects. There are just so many possibilities. Roll & Wrapped Polymer Clay Pendant Charms - an easy & fun to make jewelry arts & craft project. Great for kids, teens or adults to make. Cute gift idea..

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We usually just make our own salt dough clay, but I had been curious about polymer clay for a while & wanted to experiment with it. The polymer was so easy to work with & was fun to work with as well.

I didn’t really know what I wanted to make, but just started breaking off chunks &  rolling them into balls & long strips. I played with the long rolled strips a little & came up with something cute, fun & easy to make.

Roll & Wrapped Clay Pendants

To form a flower-like creation, break off chunks from a few different colors of clay. Roll them lightly together into a ball & then roll out with your fingers to make a long thin rope-like strip.

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Roll in at one end a couple of times to form a small spiral. Then loosely wrap & loop around & under the spiral.

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After you have reached your desired size & shape, roll out a strip of green clay & form loops to form leaves.IMG_8226 IMG_8227

Follow package directions to bake your pendants. When they are hardened & cooled, run a craft string through one of the loops.  You may tie off at the ends or attach a clasp to the string. These were so fun to make. I couldn’t stop making them.

Roll & Wrapped Polymer Clay Pendant Charms - an easy & fun to make jewelry arts & craft project. Great for kids, teens or adults to make. Cute gift idea

Roll & Wrapped Polymer Clay Pendant Charms - an easy & fun to make jewelry arts & craft project. Great for kids, teens or adults to make. Cute gift idea

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Craft Stick Fences

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Popsicle stick nature craft for kids - pretty spring or summer arts & craft project.

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This week we have been playing with a box of jumbo craft sticks. We have made craft after craft with our craft sticks. We glued them together in a number of different designs. We made a few craft stick fences, which is not a new idea by any means, but we decided to dress up our fences with a little paint & a little touch of nature.

Popsicle stick nature craft for kids - pretty spring or summer arts & craft project

My daughter & I enjoyed picking flowers for our project. We gathered a variety of flowers & leaves.

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We used tacky glue to glue our craft sticks together as shown.

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We both painted our glued fences with acrylic paints & then let them dry. I went with a simple white fence,while my daughter opted for a little more color.

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Once dry, we used the tacky glue to glue pieces of flowers & leaves to the fence.

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Popsicle stick nature craft for kids - pretty spring or summer arts & craft project..,

My daughter’s came out so beautiful. She even made sure to tell me that she liked hers better than mine. I think I would have to agree.

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9 Flower Arts & Crafts Projects For Kids

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9 Flower arts & crafts projects for kids for the spring and summer

The springtime is just magical, the warmer weather comes, the birds return & the trees & flowers start to bloom. My daughter & I love flowers. We love to smell, them , pick them, plant them & we love to craft them. Here are some of our favorite flowery arts & crafts projects.

9 Flower arts & crafts projects for kids for the spring and summer

I love to teach my daughter about the great artists. These watercolor paintings were inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe & her famous flower paintings.

Georgia O’Keeffe Inspired Flowers

Georgia OKeefe inspired watercolor paintings for kids - exploring art history famous-artists

Paper bowls, lentils & pasta shells made this bright & cheery sunflower craft.

Sunflower Craft

Sunflower Craft made out of lentils, pasta shells & paper bowls. A great flower arts & craft project for the kids for spring.

Clay projects are a favorite in our house. These painted clay flowers make a lovely gift & are easy & fun to make.

Clay Flowers

Salt Dough Clay Flowers. These adorable spring or summer arts & crafts project for kids makes a wonderful gift for Mothers Day or any special occasion.

We made these as a continuation of a tie dye project with paper towels. We made them several months ago & they are still proudly displayed in our house.

Tie Dye Paper Towel Flowers

Tie Dye Paper Towel Flowers - a pretty summer or spring project to make with the kids.

We have a huge box of egg cartons that we save to recycle into craft projects. There are so many fun variations of egg carton flowers. Here is a super simple one.

Simple Egg Carton Flowers

The super simple egg carton flower bouquet is a quick & easy craft that you can make with all your leftover egg cartons

My daughter is obsessed with buttons. She loves to make crafts out of them. These button flowers on newspaper are so pretty & fun to make. A little glitter & glue give it an extra sparkle.

Button Flowers on Newspaper

I love these button flowers on newspaper. They are so pretty & make a great spring craft for the kids.

This flower craft uses shapes, paint & different utensils to create the textured look of these pretty little petals.

Paint Scrape Flower Craft

Create a flower craft with a textured look by using different utensils to scrape the paint of of your petal shapes. Fun kids craft

How many of you have old puzzles with missing pieces? Don’t throw those old puzzles away, they make lovely recycled craft projects.

Puzzle Piece Flowers

Don't toss your old puzzle pieces, Recycle them into a lovely kids craft for spring. Puzzle piece flower

Paint, color or scribble with markers to make these lovely plastic spoon flowers.

Plastic Spoon Flowers

Let you kids Paint, color or scribble with markers to make these lovely plastic spoon flowers.

Cut & paint Dixie cups to make this fun flower craft. Use a second cup to create a lovely base to display your art.

Dixie Cup Flowers

Use a Dixie Cup to make these lovely kid painted flower craft - great arts & crafts project for spring

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