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Nature art activities for toddlers & preschoolers

 
Nature art activities are a fun, affordable way to engage toddlers and preschoolers in messy play outside. It teaches them new skills and opens up so many more opportunities beyond using just paper, paint and glue for their artworks.
Nature art activities are a fun, affordable way to engage toddlers and preschoolers in messy play outside.

It teaches them new skills and opens up so many more opportunities beyond using just paper, paint and glue for their artworks.
 
Nature art activities also teach toddlers and preschoolers to care and learn about the environment.
 
There are so many different ways to have fun outdoors and nature art provides them with unique experiences that can’t be replicated indoors.

Have a go at these nature art activities from our friends at Mud Mates.
 

Nature art activities for toddlers & preschoolers

 

1. Flower printing


Help your toddler or preschooler to collect flowers to dip into paint and press onto a surface to make pictures.
 

2. Land art


Using natural resources such as stones and shells, get your toddler or preschooler to create patterns and pictures on the ground.
 

3. Make a collage


Take a nature walk or have a scavenger hunt and collect a range of natural material with your toddler or preschooler, such as fallen leaves, small twigs or stones etc.

Then use a piece of large sturdy paper and stick the objects you’ve found onto paper to make a collage.
 

4. Footprint art


Find a large piece of tough paper and a few muddy puddles and let your toddler or preschooler stomp away!
 

5. Painted rocks


Painted rocks are perfect for helping toddlers and preschoolers to stay active, hunting and hiding painted rocks outdoors.
 

6. Pine cone sculptures


Collect up pine cones with your toddler or preschooler and stick them together to create sculptures.

You could even glue things onto the pine cones to make some funny creatures.
 

7. Weaving


Help your toddler or preschooler to collect driftwood from the beach and using wool and other materials, create a woven masterpiece.
 

8. Build musical instruments


Sticks and stones are great tools to start making instruments with, such as drum sticks and shakers.

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