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Nature Hearts Art

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If you heart nature and nature crafts like we do, you will surely love these gorgeous nature hearts.

My daughter and I love the outdoors. Being outside is therapy for the mind and for the body. Nothing brings me greater joy than watching my little girl running, playing and splashing outside. There is one thing that we love almost as much as being out in the nature and that is making nature crafts. In fact, we cannot go on a hike or walk without my daughter gathering rocks or acorns or pine cones for arts and craft projects. She has nature collections scattered everywhere. What better way for us to show our love for nature than with these beautiful nature hearts?
I heart nature. Nature heart art. Summer arts and crafts projects for preschoolers & kids. Use leaves, flowers, bark, twigs and sticks

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Wax Paper Leaf Prints

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These wax paper leaf prints combine two things that we love, nature and printmaking.

Leaves are fantastic for printmaking. There are so many shapes and sizes to choose from and the veins in the leaves create such lovely lines. We are lucky enough to live in a wooded area, surrounded by such beautiful nature.  We have unlimited art inspiration and free craft materials at our fingertips. My daughter and I walked around our yard and gathered different sizes and shapes of leaves for our printmaking project. We looked for interesting shapes with more prominent veins, as they make the best prints. Once we gathered all of our supplies, we were ready to make our wax paper leaf prints. Here’s how.

Leaf Nature prints on wax paper - printmaking ideas for kids. spring & summer arts & crafts projects

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Nature Art Jungle Landscapes

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I am certain that I have said it a million times, but my daughter loves creating with nature. It doesn’t matter if we are making land art outside or crafting with it indoors, she loves it all. We share ideas with each other all of the time. I love coming up with new and fun projects for us to do together, but I love it even more when she takes the lead. She has a beautifully creative mind and it is wonderful to listen to her thought process. These nature jungle landscapes were the product of my daughter’s artistic mind and I love them.
Nature art jungle landscapes. Use nature and watercolors, markers or crayons to create a fun piece of art for the kids. Arts and crafts

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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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Leaf Bunny Nature Craft

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This adorable leaf bunny nature craft is perfect for the springtime and Easter.

We have a rhododendron bush in our front yard. I love the leaves from that bush and pick them off often to use for arts and crafts projects with my daughter. The last time we worked with them, my brother-in-law stopped over and suggested that we could make Easter bunnies with them because the leaves looked like bunny ears. Brilliant! Now why didn’t I think of that? Either way, I used his great idea and made this adorable leaf bunny.

Leaf Easter Bunny Craft. Easy spring nature arts & crafts for kids

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Painting With Nature Items

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Use sticks, stones, leaves and branches to paint a fun piece of process art. Painting with nature is perfect for a spring, summer or fall day.

We have had a crazy few weeks weather wise. Last week, our yard was covered in snow. This week, we are wearing shorts outside. The snow was fun, but the warm weather was welcome. We took a family hike, went to park and just sat outside and enjoyed the weather. My daughter had a friend over during one of these gorgeous days. My daughter wanted to make a big art project with a roll of butcher paper that we have. I suggested that we take it outdoors in case it got messy and boy did it. The kids had a fun-filled morning of painting with nature and with their bodies.

Painting with nature. Paint with sticks, leaves, rock etc.. Kid's play and process art for the spring, summer or fall.

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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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Painted Rock Autumn Trees

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Fall autumn trees made from painted rocks - kid's arts & crafts made from nature..

My daughter has recently decided that she is now a rock collector. She loves to bend down and pick up rocks wherever she sees them. Lucky for her, our driveway is filled & lined in rocks. Yesterday, she sat in the driveway & carefully picked a bunch to bring indoors and add to our growing pile.

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Autumn Button Tree

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Fall Button Falling Leaf Tree Craft - autumn arts & crafts for kids

Button crafts are a favorite in our house. We love buttons & I have to admit, we have shoe boxes filled with them. We just recently came across a bag of autumn colored buttons & had to add them to our collection.

They did not waste much time in the box before we put them to good use.

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I told my daughter that we were going to make fall trees out of our buttons & she quickly jumped to work. We both used brown foam & cut tree trunks out of the sheets & glued them to a piece of construction paper.

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She cut some assorted shapes & glued them together for her trunk. I loved the way that she formed her trunk & branches.

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She started adding a couple of buttons to her tree branches & then told me that all of her leaves fell off of her tree already.

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She glued her buttons down & then ran to get some stickers to add to her tree too. I was interested in how symmetrical her layout was. She did a lovely job. She was pretty proud of her tree when she was finished.

Fall Button Falling Leaf Tree Craft - autumn arts & crafts for kids..

Fall Button Falling Leaf Tree Craft - autumn arts & crafts for kids.

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Warhol Inspired Fall Pop Art

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Andy Warhol inspired pop art painting. Fall, autumn arts & crafts for the kids.

I know that there is still about a month left in the summer and as much as I don’t want to rush it, I am excited for the fall. I am! I admit it. Autumn is my favorite season and I’m not ashamed to say it. I am a fan of the fall.

I am also a fan of Andy Warhol. Here I am with his wax sculpture at Madam Tussauds.

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I can remember being a young girl and doing my first Warhol style painting in art class. My subject was a rose. Warhol’s Pop Art style is bright & fun and is a wonderful inspiration for young and old artists.

A fallen leaf inspired our Warhol inspired fall paintings. I picked one off of the ground in our driveway and couldn’t wait to make something with it.

I divided a canvas into 4 equal sections & traced the leaf into each section. I painted each leaf in a different fall color and then painted around the outside of each leaf in a different color. This project can easily been done on paper with crayons or markers as well.

Andy Warhol inspired pop art leaf painting. Fall arts & crafts for the kids..

For the next one, I cut a pumpkin shape out of a styrofoam plate & used it as a stamp. You can easily carve out a design into the foam for the details.

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This time we painted all 4 quadrants first & then let the paint dry. I painted the styrofoam pumpkin & used it to stamp each quarter in a different color. The styrofoam cleans off easily between colors.

Andy Warhol inspired pumpkin pop art painting. Fall arts & crafts for the kids.

There are so many possibilities with this style of painting. You can use any subject that you choose and it is perfect for artists of all ages.

Andy Warhol inspired pop art painting. Fall, autumn arts & crafts for the kids

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Andy Warhol inspired pumpkin pop art painting. Fall arts & crafts for the kids