My daughter and I are always trying to come up with new arts & crafts ideas. My 4 year old has quite the creative mind & brings a lot of amazing ideas to the table. We like to think of new projects, but there are still some favorites that we can do over & over again. My daughter’s favorite activity is making nature islands out of clay & items that we collect from our yard. We gather art supplies from our backyard often.
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Yesterday, we collected a pile of small pebbles and then rinsed & dried them off. We were originally going to make our nature islands, but my daughter inspired us towards a different direction.
We rolled out & flattened balls of air dry clay. My little girl placed the pebbles into her clay & began forming a smiley face. Her face was so cute, that it inspired me to do the same.
She pounded her clay out a little thin, so we added a little more clay underneath to thicken her little face up.
She continued her rock faces on polymer clay too. This one had her cracking up. “Look at the funny teeth, mama.”
We continued our clay & rock play with these simple mosaics. These will make lovely paperweights for my office.
The rocks & the clay were a big hit with both of us. This may be another new favorite of ours.
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