One of my favorite things about living in Hawaii right now is spring comes early, and flowers are all around. I love going for a walk around the neighborhood (since that’s about all we’re able to do right now in this quarantine life) and collecting flowers, leaves, and other nature treasures from the ground.
Since we just had Earth Day, we talked about collecting these treasures that have already fallen off the plants, but not tearing them off their living stems. We are not hurting the Earth by collecting its treasures. Then, since Mother’s Day is fast approaching, I thought it would make a sweet craft to do together, to make a Mother’s Day flower, using flowers.
Nature Treasures Mother’s Day Craft
We’ve been trying to do family walks during lunch time to break up our days indoors. On this walk, we got some leaves, some sticks, and of course plenty of flowers. We love collecting nature treasures.
- Nature treasures
- Large paper (we used 12×18 construction paper)
After we gathered our nature treasures, I spread them out over the table and laid out our paper and glue.
I gave my preschooler simple instructions – make some trees and flowers using what we collected. Then I made my own.
Start with a twig or something to represent the stem of a flower or the tree. Glue it on the paper, and start building on top of it.
Use lots of glue to hold down the leaves and flowers. Add leaves, flowers in whole or petals. Keep decorating the paper as the art moves you.
You can see the finished product from both of us. My 5-year-old’s is on the left, and mine is on the right.
His has a lot more white space, and mine is a bit more involved. You can see he lost interest before I did. And that’s ok. That’s how you do arts and crafts with kids.
Are you doing any fun crafts with your kids right now?
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