Despite summer often being sunny - it isn't always possible to be at the beach! There are always days where you might just need to make do with a lovely grassy or dirt patch. Here's a fun nature based art work you can do with your family with very few materials. Suitable for all to participate, we show you how to get started on creating flour shape art together, by creating a butterfly - but remember you can always create other shapes too.
Always wash your hands once you are complete & before food after handling plants & dirt.
Flour - you don't require a great deal, you can use whatever you have in your cupboard
Hands - these can help you create the shapes you would like but you can always use other objects and items like leaves/sticks/flowers for natural ones, or toys and other things too.
Seive - Actually this can also be 'optional' if you are confident scattering the flour carefully - younger children work tends to work better with a sieve. Optional:
Stick Frame - these are to create an outline with around your image to frame it which can make the picture look quite lovely but are not essential.
Other Natural Items - If you want to and have other natural items around you eg flowers/leaves/twigs etc you can use these too to decorate your butterfly shape or whichever shape you have chosen to create.
Whilst using this resource to inspire learning, know you are helping you and your family's wellbeing by:
1) Get Active - Take you and your family for a walk to collect the resources that you need for this activity.
2) Keep Learning - Take a flower identification guide with you when you collect the optional extra to decorate your butterfly with.
3) Be Mindful- take the time with the family creations once they are complete. They are natural and will not survive for long. Accept this or take a photo to create the memory of your time spent together.
4) Practice Kindness- Remember when collecting flowers and twigs to only take what you need.
5) Think Community - Share your beautiful outcomes with your online community, we always love to see your outcomes.