Crafty Ideas from Nature is a paperback book that gives you more than 30 crafts you can make with nature as a focus. MOST of the art projects use items you can easily collect from nature. A few of the art projects are things you can use to decorate trees, represent nature, or are games you can play. Another in the series is crafty ideas from junk. These books give loads of ideas to help children express their creativity in a wide variety of ways.
Each project is laden with pictures walking your through the steps. Each project has a handy materials list. While this list doesn’t give you exact quantities, it gives the needed information.
Some of the projects are floral cat, candy cone, leaf printing, snowstorm, dried leaf owl, and feather headdress. There are many others. A good variety of crafts that cover a variety of age ranges, but generally I’d say from age 8 and up for most of them.
Crafty Ideas from Nature gives some great ideas to help children express their creativity using what they find in the great outdoors. It would be an excellent addition to any nature study that you engage your students in. The ideas presented lend themselves to a variety of crafts and should stimulate your ideas, as well as ideas in the children around you.
Crafty Ideas from Nature
softcover, 48 pages