By the end of summer, my children usually aquire a substantial nature collection. We often use bits and pieces of their collection in nature inspired arts and crafts activities. Shared below is a tutorial for our newest nature inspired game, Twig-Tac-Toe!
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Children are attracted to the simplicity of Twig-Tac-Toe. The game is easy for kids to create around the yard, park, or campfire and does not require a trip to the craft store – use whatever string, twine, or yarn you have on hand!
- 4 sticks (I used sticks about the circumference of my finger)
- 4 small stones
- 8 twigs
1. Use the twine to tie the 4 sticks together into a tic-tac-toe board.
2. Next, use the twine to tie 2 twigs together into the shape of a letter X. Repeat 3 more times.
3. Find a partner to play, relax, and enjoy the game with! Three in a row wins!
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Recycled Paper Seed Cards by Fireflies and Mud Pies
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Seaside Shell Wind Chime Craft by Red Ted Art
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Camouflage Art by Fireflies and Mud Pies
Craft with natural materials while learning about how animals use camouflage to protect themselves from predators.
Stamping with Acorn Caps by My Nearest and Dearest
Kids will have a blast collecting and creating art with acorn caps.
Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments by Fireflies and Mud Pies
Learn how to create a rustic tree ornament using sticks and scraps of ribbon.
Homemade Wind Chimes by Happy Hooligans
This simple tutorial shares how to create colorful wind chimes with sticks.
Nature Kites Science Activity by Fantastic Fun and Learning
Learn how to create miniature kites with natural materials from the forest floor.
Spring Wreath by Twig and Toadstool
In this post, you and your kids will be inspired to create natural, seasonal décor for your home!
Leaf Suncatchers by Fireflies and Mud Pies
Learn how to preserve beautiful, seasonal leaves and shape them into seasonal suncatchers.
Painted Stick Instrument by Twodaloo
If you have kids who like to collect sticks and make music, this is the post for you!
Painting with Nature by No Time for Flashcards
Anything can become a tool for art. This post shows you how!
Painting Seed Pods by Wildlife Fun 4 Kids
Think beyond paper! Learn how to choose seed pods for painting.
Painted Rocks by The Artful Parent
Inspiration can strike anytime. Rocks are always there for you!
Flower Chain Crowns by Fireflies and Mud Pies
Whether for imaginative play, crafts, or just for fun, in this post you will learn how to weave flower chain crowns.
Nature Mobile by Danya Banya
Put that nature collection to good use, and create a beautiful mobile for your home or porch!