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3 Outdoor Exploration Craft for Kids

One silver lining of the social distancing summer is my children and I have spent a lot more time in nature! During our hikes, my kiddos love to collect pretty fallen leaves and petals, interesting sticks, river glass, and rocks.


We've come up with 3 fun ideas to use these found nature items in crafts.


Nature Bug Collage

Make your very own bug creations using your found nature items, like leaves, sticks, flowers, petals, grass! Start building your bug by gluing items to your base paper to start creating a bug-like shape. Be sure to add a head, antenna, and a body, even wings and legs if you’d like. Goggly eyes, glitter, sequins, and pipe cleaners can also be great additions to customize the look of your bugs. You can draw in a background on the paper or draw in additional bug friends. Adorable and a great use of those outdoor treasures!


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