Arts & Crafts

Nature Collages

Nature Collages
Photo by: masamom

arjun Submitted by: arjun

Expands imagination and nature awareness by creating a nature collage

20 minutes
36 - 60 months
Group size
0 - 8 tots


  • Flowers
  • Leaves
  • Pinestraw
  • Small Twigs
  • Small stones or rocks (For Outline if desired)
  • Grass
  • Cardstock
  • Plastic cups or bowls (1 for each material)
  • Washable liquid glue


  1. Prior to beginning, draw simple shapes or pictures on cardstock.
  2. Display collected materials in plastic cups or bowls.
  3. Guide the child to fill in shapes or pictures with collected materials using liquid glue.
  4. If desired, guide the children to outline the shapes or pictures with small stones or rocks.
Tips & Tricks
Take a nature walk prior to activity and allow children to collect their own materials. Provide each child with a brown paper bag labeled with his or her name.

Developmental skills