Nature in Clay

June 17, 2009

It is finally warm and beautiful here (although we do have another tornado warning in effect until 10 pm), and the kids asked if they could do a special outdoor craft after our nature walk this morning.

They collected little bits of leaves, flowers and pine needles that had fallen to the ground, and then brought them home and preserved them in a flat circle of air drying modeling clay.

I had read about something similar on The Artful Parent, and it looked like a wonderful way to preserve those treasures from nature, and to give the kids the opportunity to create a project that they can display for years to come.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Samantha June 17, 2009 at 11:11 pm

That looks like great fun! Good way to display natural art materials


Eva June 17, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Those are so pretty


Adie June 18, 2009 at 12:39 am

Looks like a lot of fun. Will the flowers become discolored once they dry?


Lindsay June 18, 2009 at 1:00 am

Your family does some amazing crafts


stitching under oaks June 18, 2009 at 1:21 am

great project and a great way to extend and preserve that special walk. We love to take nature walks…I'll have to remember this! Thanks Heather!


Sarah June 18, 2009 at 3:32 am

You are one creative family. As always, thanks for the inspiration


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