See the natural world around you with this glorious nature silhouette craft using paper plates. They help children notice the patterns, textures and colours around them. They also look simply stunning.
This activity is also a lovely way to enjoy a quiet moment in nature, to be still and appreciate it. We’re far too busy in our world today and this craft slows it all down. It helps you and your child focus on the moment. That one moment rather than the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
These nature sihouttes are easily made and, if you scroll to the end, you’ll see that they can be used in multiple ways, not just as nature silhouettes.
Materials for nature silhouette craft:
- Paper plates
- Scissors or Stanley knife (or similar cutting tools)
- Protector while cutting
How to make this nature silhouette craft:
- Draw items from nature on the paper plates. Try leaves, feathers, clouds, trees, flowers, mushrooms and more. The simpler the shape the easier it will be to cut out.
- Place a protector under the paper plate and use a cutting tool to cut out the shape.
- Time to explore the world around you with your children using these silhouettes.Talk about textures, patterns, and colours.
Like A Little Learning For Two, we used our paper plate nature silhouettes as stencils too and we also decorated the middle silhouettes that popped out of the plates. Nothing was wasted.
You children will love spending time with you and their mental well being will be replenished with a this time to refocus on something slow, simple and in the moment.