Who needs paint, glitter, or crayons when you have natural art supplies right outside your front door? Help your creative kid appreciate our beautiful planet with temporary art, a type of art form that uses natural materials to celebrate the great outdoors.
What You Need:
- Scenic outdoor spot
- Natural art supplies: rocks, sticks, pine cones, flower petals, seeds, nuts, grass, leaves, driftwood, seaweed, etc.
What You Do:
- Spend some time appreciating your outdoor spot. Are you at a beach, a forest, or somewhere completely different? What does your child like best about her surroundings?
- Encourage your child to start hunting for natural art supplies. Remember, there are no rules. Anything from a dead tree branch to half a sea shell will work perfectly.
- Have your child arrange her natural art supplies on the ground.
- Help her brainstorm ideas for her artwork. Does she want to make her materials into something abstract or would she rather build a statuesque structure that looks like a family pet or friend?
- Let your child start making her masterpiece. Don't forget to remind her that she can go hunt for more materials as needed.
- Take a photo of your child's work. Since it's temporary art, a photo is the perfect way to remember what she created.