Nature Arts and Crafts for Kids
Bring a little magic into your classroom with these fun nature wands.
These peaceful, nature-inspired wands can be hung horizontally
with yarn to create mobiles and displayed around the classroom.
Bring a little magic into your classroom with these fun nature wands. These peaceful, nature-inspired wands can be hung horizontally with yarn to create mobiles and displayed around the classroom.
Preschool, Early Elementary
Language, Fine Motor, Approaches to Learning, Cognitive/Science & Math
• Sticks (collected from outside) or dowels - approximately 8 - 12"L
• Found objects from nature, such as leaves, flowers, tree bark or seeds (optional)
Ready, Set, Create!
Wrap one end of a chenille stem to the end of the stick. Encourage children to wrap the stems around and all the way up their sticks. Twist it at the other end.
Repeat this process with multiple colors or multiple stems.
To add feathers: gather them together and wrap with a chenille stem. Twist stems tightly to secure them.
To add beads: Beads can be strung onto the chenille stems or yarn either before being wrapped around the stick or after onto separate strands. Separate strands can be attached by their ends and can dangle.
Before starting this project, take children on a nature walk outdoors to collect the sticks and other found materials. Build vocabulary by introducing new nature words (stick, twig, seed pods, bark, etc.). These supplies can be used to create and decorate their wands or mobiles.
Children can use yarn to wrap around the sticks instead of chenille stems.
The size of the beads can also be modified, depending upon the child’s fine motor abilities. Try offering a variety of bead sizes - you may be surprised at what they can do!