Welcome to the wondrous world of creative ideas for young creators. The first in the series is a goodie! This crafting idea is a form of process art – this means that its not about the end product but rather the journey. The kids can let their creativity run free by collecting natural objects, designing the layout of the art piece, gluing and painting – there is simply no wrong way to complete this activity as long are there are smiles and giggles – Job done!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Lots of nature like bark, sticks, pine cones, shells or seed pods
- A large sheet to ply wood, light chip board, heavy cardboard, (This one was 60 cm x 100cm)
- Wood glue or a hot glue gun
- Poster paints
- Squeezy bottles (optional)
WOO-HOO, HOW TO:
Let the foraging commence! Go into the Garden and gather a whole lot of nature. Glue all your nature findings onto the large board. You can use either wood glue or a hot glue gun. Wood glue is stronger but it takes longer to dry, hot glue is much faster but not as secure.
Once the gluing mania has been completed make sure you give it enough time to dry. The on to the next step of painting the art piece! Starting with paint brushes is a great way to cover the base of the art, an optional next step would be to fill squeeze bottles with paints and splash more color on for extra texture and brightness.
A great tip for this project is to keep all the paint colors within the same color group so you don’t end up with brown if they mix together!
Share with us how your nature art turned out on Instagram by tagging us @bazingaparties – we want in on the fun!
We hope you and the kids love your new art installation and stay tuned for the next one!