This article excerpt and land-art picture (taken from The Artful Parent blog) is one of many creative ideas that utilize the beauty in our natural environment. (Be sure to also check out some amazing and fun beach sculptures on the Artful Parent weblink!):
"Richard Shilling on Land Art for Kids...
What’s a simple land art project we could all do with our children today in our backyard or neighborhood park?
- Explore wherever you are and collect one leaf from each different plant you can find (beware of poison ivy!)
- Examine each leaf and see the different colours, thicknesses, vein structures and so on
- Lay your leaves out on the ground or thread them onto sticks to display them"