One section we used to have in our Nature Notes newsletter was a nature craft. We would find awesome nature crafts online to share with our readers. For those of you who remember past nature notes, not all of the crafts we wrote about are copied in this post. Some of the links to websites we cited are no longer functional. The following are the crafts that still have working links. Happy crafting!
Leafy Door Hanger
Celebrate the return of fall right from your front door. Kids will love putting this craft together by getting their hands dirty with finger painting.
Caramel Apple Monster
This month’s awesome craft idea is Caramel Apple Monsters. These little guys are super fun to make and even more fun to eat. Follow the link below for a fun Fall treat.
Home made playdough
Children have fun making their own playdough with any of the recipes on the following webpage. This craft can be incorporated into science lesson plans or just for fun.
Grow Your Own Wildflowers!
Wildflower gardens are a wonderful way to invite birds and butterflies into your yard. Here is a website that will help get you started on your new garden.
Fall Food Favorites
One of the best parts of Autumn is all the delicious food that becomes available. The following website provides many fun fall inspired recipes for you to try at home:
A Soda Bottle Greenhouse
Growing your own plants for food and helping keep plastic out of a landfill; what could be better? This craft gives your students a chance to try some hands on recycling from start to finish by using a 2 liter soda bottle as a miniature greenhouse. This craft gives your students a chance to try reusing resources and to grow vegetables. The plans for the craft are available at:
It’s that time of year again! Snowball battles, sledding, and snowmen are the chiefs among outdoor activities. Did you know that there are actually rules for snowball bouts? Check out this link to Dan Beard’s (one of the founders of American Boys Scouts) snowball fight rules.
This is an excerpt from an early 20th book named The American Boys Handibook. This book and the accompanying girl’s book are a must have edition to anyone’s library.
Spring is almost here. With all the beautiful flowers blooming outside, it’s always nice to bring them indoors. This homemade vase is a neat way to display the new spring flowers.
Our world is filled with natural wonders. Crystal formations are beautiful and mysterious at the same time. Get out and explore Ohio’s caves and crystal formations. While you are thinking about caves and crystals, here is an activity to make your own edible crystal candy!