My kind of masked superhero wouldn’t save the planet from bad people or street crime but they’d be right on top of big business polluters that impact negatively on the environment. Bring back Captain Planet! Do you remember him?
Any way, we decided to make nature masks yesterday and be nature heroes. The girls have enjoyed colouring with nature before. Last time we used animal templates and it was a hit, so I knew they’d love this activity too.
Make the printable Nature Masks
One of my girls wanted to use a dinosaur mask, so if your child isn’t keen on super heroes, you could try colouring in animal masks with nature instead. You can find koala, wombat, dinosaur, spider and frog masks in the printable section.
Print out the superhero masks below.
Print the mask and stick it to some cardboard using a glue stick (we recycle our cereal boxes). When it’s dry, cut it out.
The only other things you’ll need are:
- A collection of nature (leaves, sand, grass clippings, flowers, nature’s glitter)
- A good craft glue (affiliate link)
- A hole punch (to tie string to the mask)
Then, let your children colour in their printable nature mask using the natural materials you’ve all collected together.
Here’s how ours turned out. I think they look absolutely spectacular!
We used sand with some of our nature craft and I didn’t even consider at the time that it could gt in my child’s eye. It didn’t but think carefully about the materials you provide you child when letting them make this nature craft.
I couldn’t help but make one for myself too.
Now that we’ve made them, it’s time to become true nature superheroes and act for nature. Tomorrow well be going out collecting rubbish in the nature reserve and pulling out some weeds. We’re so motivated to help the environment right now. A printable nature mask always helps you to feel more powerful, doesn’t it?!
Do your children love to wear super hero masks? Do they love nature craft?