Create Your Own Nature Window!

This is a great activity for kids and adults alike! Go on a nature walk, collect items, and make a piece of art!

Materials Needed:
Repositionable Clear Con-Tact® Cover (SROL)
Colorations® Comfort Grip Blunt Tip Scissors (PGRIP)
Colorations® Acrylic Yarn (YARN)
One Hole Punch (OHP)
Colorations® Extra-Safe Plastic Glitter (GL)

Instructions:

  1. Show some examples of the things you’d like the children to look for on their walk: small flowers, leaves, etc. Discourage them from choosing sticks or thick items (pinecones, etc) – explain that flat things will work better for your project.
  2. Take your group on a nature walk. Encourage them to gather interesting items, such as single flower petals, a dropped spray of pine needles, etc.
  3. Place in front of each child one sheet of clear, self-adhesive paper, sticky side up. Allow the children to place flowers and other items and arrange them as they’d like.
  4. “Sandwich” the cover with another piece, top side down. It’s best if an adult does this.
  5. Trim any excess if needed.
  6. Use as a place mat at the dinner table or as a hanging nature window by punching holes in the top and stringing yarn from the holes to hang it on the wall.
  7. You can use the “sandwiching” technique with many other items! “Capture” and display pieces of colored paper, glitter, sand, etc.
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