outside art

MLP - Self portrait? Land Art by Graders, "Mother Nature"; YES Fundraiser Project The kids created "Land Art" today to be used on notecard sets to sell to raise money for their Art, Music, PE and Assemblies.

On these days where we're finding ourselves indoors more and more, these six ways to bring trees inside speaks to us.

6 DIY Projects To Bring The Trees Inside

These DIY twig monogram ornaments would be a great Christmas craft project to make and give as a gift.

leaf art

Before the snow comes and the leaves fade away, British land artist Richard Schilling sets off into the outdoors to make art from the natural beauty all around him

Wilderness festival children's area branches decoration by Shiny Thoughts, via Flickr

love the creative spaces you discover at festivals . this teepee play space was seen at Wilderness Festival in the UK

Ice art- also love this idea for the forest school.

freeze natural outside objects, pine cones, flowers, leaves etc overnight then hang from trees in all seasons to see what happens

Mandala Sun Catchers - very pretty spring craft for kids from @Twig and Toadstool !!

Twig and Toadstool: Mandala Sun Catchers -- consider using plastic coffee lids with the centre cut out instead of the embroidery hoops

Exploring natural materials, Spring, Nature Walks, Nature Tables, Natural Learning, Natural Crafts, Reggio, Loose parts play, www.naturalbeachliving.com

20 Ways to Explore Natural Materials in the Spring

Leaf Shape Play for Kids

Leaf shape play: The fun way to play with shapes


Wildcrafting -- creating things with materials found in nature. Excellent index to different earth/nature crafts