Preschool Forest Arts and Crafts



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Idea:
Give your children large pieces of paper and let them paint with pine branches on the paper.
Forest Collages
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
What You Need:
  • Paste
  • Tag Board
  • Forest Items
What You Do:
  • Take a nature walk and have your children collect leaves, pebbles, pine cones, pine needles, etc. Have them make a tree shape on the tag board with these materials
Owl
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Pine Cones
  • Feathers
What You Do:
  • Provide your children with a pattern or cut out of an owl. Then have them cut out a beak from paper, googly eyes. Finally add to the effect by using broken pine cones for the wings and painted feathers for the breast of the owl.
Leaf Wreath
Submitted by Carrie
What You Need:
  • Leaves (various colors preferred)
  • Paper Plate
  • Paste
What You Do:
  • Have your children collect interesting leaves. Next, cut the center of the plate out and let your children attach their leaves. This makes a really cut Leaf Wreath.
Hand Forest
Submitted by Lori
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Have your children to write their name with a brown marker on paper. Then have them make green hand prints on the paper. The name makes the trunk and the green hand prints make the leaves.
Idea:
Use cotton balls to make a fluffy squirrel tail
Leafy People
Submitted by Freta
What You Need:
  • Leaves (Various Sizes)
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Crayons, Markers, etc.
What You Do:
  • Give the children the materials and let them create a picture of their families using the leaves. They can use the leaves for the bodies, for clothing, or anything else they want to.
Leaf Tie Dye
Submitted by Carla
What You Need:
  • Leaves (various colors preferred) and Flowers
  • Cloth (Light Color)
  • Sticking Instrument (Mallet or Hammer)
What You Do:
  • Put the leaves and Flowers out on the floor or counter. Put the cloth on top of the leaves and flowers. Then hit the cloth with the mallet until the leaves and Flowers are ground up. This will put a neat pattern on the cloth. If your brave you can let the children try it

    Warning: Very Messy. Watch children with Mallets closely.

  • Tip: You can let children paint with leaves (green leaves work best) it makes great designs.
Leaf Tie Dye 2
Submitted by Julie
What You Need:
  • Coffee Filters (Cut out in the shape of leaves)
  • Water Droppers
  • Dye or Paint Various colors)
What You Do:
  • Mix the Paint or Dye with water then put it in the water droppers (different color for each water dropper). Let the children create their own leaves with the droppers The colors mix together to make great, original looking leaves.
Idea:
Go outside and collect sticks, acorns, pine cones, etc. Let your children create owls or squirrels and then put them on these "branches"
Owl
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
What You Need:
  • Card stock or Cardboard
  • Beans
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Have your children draw an owl on cardboard. Then have them put glue around the edges of the owl and put beans on the shape of the owl.
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