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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

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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Nature Printed Rocks

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Leaf printed nature arts & crafts - outdoor fun for kids

It was another beautiful weekend & we had a ton of outdoor fun. While sitting out on the grass, I was struck by this beautiful shadow that was cast on one of the rocks. I quick ran inside & grabbed some paints and was going to capture the shadow on the rock with some paint. We explored shadows & art last month and I thought this would be a beautiful project to do. Alas, the sun disappeared & did not come back and I lost my lovely shadow.

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