Using nature in craft is one of our favourite activities. Who needs pom poms and felt, when you can have leaves, gumnuts, and bark!
While on another bush walk, we found a paper bark tree. I knew this would come in handy, so I collected some bark that had fallen off the trunk and folded it up in my carry bag. Paper bark is perfect material for craft because it comes off the tree in long, thick pieces and it’s quite flexible.
While on our bush walk, we also collected beautiful pieces of nature including gumnut flowers, pretty mottled leaves, and fern fronds. It was lovely searching for nature treasures and adding them to our bag of goodies.
Don’t have paper bark? Try this GORGEOUS leaf crown instead!
Making this nature crown builds:
- nature appreciation
- colour recognition
- fine motor skills
- scissor skills
What you need to make a paper bark nature crown:
- Nature treasures
- Paper bark (or bark from a tree that rips off in big flexible pieces)
- Paper clips
How to make the paper bark nature crown
- Spread the natural materials you’ve collected with your children on the table.
- Let your children glue whatever they choose on to their piece of paper bark.
- Twist the paper bark around and measure it against the head.
- Use paperclips to secure the two ends with the right head measurement.
- Add them to your child’s head and let them go and look at their creation in the mirror.
Have you used nature in your craft activities lately?