The most fun is exploring in the outdoors and collecting what you need. I usually ask the children if they have an idea in mind before we go: a scene, a mandala , a creature or person , or a collage. That way they can look for the necessary shapes. Some children like to collect whatever they like and find the inspiration later.
~ clear (or translucent) contact paper
~ a circle shape if making a mandala. I use a dinner plate upside down to trace a circle
~ masking tape
If you are making a mandala, trace a circle onto the contact paper to use as a guide. You can also use a circle for a scene too.
Peel contact paper and place on table sticky side up. Use masking tape to anchor the corners.
Create your Nature Art!
Peel the same size (or a bit bigger) contact paper and very gently cover the creation so it is sandwiched in between. I like to start at the middle top and go down the middle pressing out to the edges.
You can leave it as is ( a square or rectangle) or cut the circle out.
Hang in a sunny or light-filled window.
GALLERY of NATURE ART
Ages 5.5 - 7
When you do, please share. I would love to see it!
happy day, happy creating!