It may not be Spring for us in Australia but so many flowers bloom at different times of the year that this nature craft printable can be used all year round. Many of you are just coming into Spring after a long, cold winter so I thought it would be nice to provide you with an activity to celebrate the season.
These boy and girl head printables were made with inspiration from Dada who decorated heads with magazine cut outs of nature (among other things). I loved her ideas and her print outs but I wanted mine to be more child-like so designed my own printable for kids. I encourage you to use them by creating a collage using real nature.
What you’ll need:
- Download and print the head printouts below
- Glue sticks
- Nature. We used ferns, flowers, grass and leaves but you can add dirt, sand, small sticks and gumnuts too!
The girls and I had collected many of the flowers for this nature collage at their Gran’s house and we kept them in the fridge over night ready for the activity in the morning. They had no idea what I had planned but they loved collecting the nature we needed. Collecting nature is always an enjoyable outdoor activity. I tend to pick up items from nature and comment on its colours, patterns or shape and the girls are really taking notice of these things now too. It’s heart warming to watch them appreciate nature like I do.
I set the materials out on the table and called my children (and my neighbour’s children) over. My goodness were they enthusiastic when they saw the head printable. To say they loved this activity is an understatement!
What I enjoyed watching most was how different and creative all the heads turned out with just the use of nature to collage with. I assumed they would make hair with the nature they were given. I didn’t consider they’d create earrings, nose pieces, beards and eyebrows!
It must be an amazing sight to go from snow to Spring. Although I follow many of you on Instagram and watch your seasons behind the screen, I’d love to experience that transformation of a landscape in person. I’ll add that to my bucket list! I hope this nature craft collage printable using boy and girl heads helps you celebrate all those vibrant colours blooming with the warmer weather.
Download the nature head printable below.