If your child is anything like mine, coloring is the most boring thing you can ask him to do. He hates it. I believe it’s because it dampens his creativity and forces him to stay in this imaginary box. He loves creating and building the weirdest and most wonderful things. He loves making collages where there are no limits and his imagination can take over.
His favorite by far is nature collages. When it comes to art, nature collages are for boys and girls alike. Explore with us the wonderful world of nature collages as I share some of the amazing creations that my kids have made.
It’s important to remember that your child is unique and didn’t come from a factory where everything produced looks the same. So, look at the nature collage ideas, but your child shouldn’t make something that looks exactly the same. It should be their own creation.
Use natural collage materials such as flowers, leaves, and twigs to make a spring tree.
Leaf and flower collage
Make a face using leaf collage and flower collage. This is an excellent way to learn the different features of the human face.
Nature collage painting ideas
One idea is to use different leaves and flowers and paint over them. When you lift them off you have the outline of these items left on the page.
The second way to combine your leaf collage with paint is to use the leaves as stamps. Paint the leaf and then stamp it onto the paper.
Natural paint brushes
Use different leaves and twigs to make natural paint brushes. Each will make its own unique pattern.
Build my name texture collage
Let your child make a nature collage building their name.
To transform this into a collage activity for toddlers, write out the letters for them to place the nature items on.
Animal nature collage art ideas
Let your child cut out a bird shape, color it in, and stick natural items on for the peacock’s tail.
Ditch the paper and build a life-size animal outside. This is my son and daughter’s collaboration in building an ostrich. It started as a giraffe.
Play tic-tac-toe with nature
Use 2 different items from the garden to play tic-tac-toe.
Mixed medium nature collage ideas
Lastly, let your child really unleash their creativity by including different mediums of art. This is a self-portrait my 4 year old made using paint, oil pastels, flowers, and leaves.
As you can see there are many ways to make nature collages. So jump in and have some fun!