Crafty Mama: Quick Fall Activity – Nature Faces!

This quickie activity is a great addition to your nature walk or just any playtime outside. You can use your bag of treasures that you collected when you went on a nature walk, or just use whatever natural bits are convenient.
Nature faces can be made virtually anywhere, at any time, so remember this activity next time your kids say “I’m bored, mom!”

Nature Faces

What you need:
-Various natural materials such as pinecones, leaves, rocks, acorns, grass, flowers, etc.
-Sidewalk chalk (optional)

What to do:
Gather your materials, clear off a spot on the ground, and create faces! It might be helpful for some kids if a chalk circle is drawn on the ground so they will have a starting point for their face creations.

If your kids are too small to make their own faces, let them play with the materials while you make simple faces, and then let them point out eyes, nose, etc. (or ask them what various parts are called).

Don’t forget to take pictures of your work!

10 Responses

  1. BelleEnchanted Says:

    What a great idea when going for walks, and such a nice surprise for others!

  2. andrea gutierrez Says:

    this is so incredibly sweet…my girl and i are going to have to do this~

  3. Marie @ Make and Takes Says:

    So fun and so easy. My kids will love it.

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  5. Jessica Says:

    Thanks for the great idea and for posting a link to our take on the idea. Isaiah thinks he is famous because you talked about him on your blog. LOL

  6. Amy Says:

    Wow what a great idea. The one with the pinecone mustache looks like Teddy Roosevelt. We are gone have to do this one.

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  9. Aimee Says:

    How fun! I love simple activities I can do with my kids. Even the little ones can do this one!

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