Outdoor fun: creating a nature collage in the garden - Little Hearts, Big Love

Outdoor fun: creating a nature collage in the garden

We had a brief period of sunshine in amongst all the rain the other week. The girls were keen to get outside but also wanted to do some crafting so I thought we’d combine the two and make some nature collages out in the garden.

Outdoor fun: creating a nature collage in the garden - Little Hearts, Big Love

Setting up was easy – two colourful pieces of card taped down in the tuff spot and covered with PVA glue.

Setting up a tuff spot for creating a nature collage - Outdoor fun: creating a nature collage in the garden - Little Hearts, Big Love

The girls had lots of fun picking up leaves, twigs, grass, moss and daisies in the garden and creating a picture with them. Sometimes they focused on having their own piece of coloured card; at other moments they seemed to be combining their efforts to make one picture. Whichever they were doing, they were both happily engrossed in finding their little treasures and adding them to the picture.

Looking for twigs and leaves for the nature collage - Outdoor fun: creating a nature collage in the garden - Little Hearts, Big LoveSticking down objects from the garden: Outdoor fun: creating a nature collage in the garden - Little Hearts, Big Love

Some of the things didn’t stick as well as others but it didn’t really matter. It was just fun being out in the garden, exploring and being creative. We looked at the different things we found – exploring the different shapes of the leaves, the different textures of each of the objects and the different colours of the items making up the pictures.

Outdoor fun: creating a nature collage in the garden - Little Hearts, Big Love

After a while, Sophie found the lure of the slide and cosy coupe car more inviting than the nature collages but Jessica stayed focused on making pictures for quite some time.

Having fun on the slide: Outdoor fun: creating a nature collage in the garden - Little Hearts, Big LovePlaying with the cosy coupe car - Outdoor fun: creating a nature collage in the garden - Little Hearts, Big Love

We left the pictures in the garage overnight to dry out and I was quite impressed by just how well most of the items stuck to the card. It’s something I’d like to try again in different seasons and see what differences there are in the pictures created.

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21 thoughts on “Outdoor fun: creating a nature collage in the garden

  1. Coombemill

    What a lovely idea and a wonderful seasonal craft, as you say a good one to come back to at each season and see the changes in the garden. I love the photos of the girls at work and you can tell Jessica is the older with her longer attention spell at creating her collage. Great to have something they can both do together though and what a lovely garden to play in after. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids

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  2. Wave to Mummy

    This looks like a fun activity! I think I’ll have to try this out too with my girl, she is getting more and more interested in crafts and colouring and playing with glue now that she is nearly three. And we could do this outside which is a bonus! #countrykids

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  3. Emma @ FreeFromFarmhouse

    This is a great idea. I struggle with crafts but this is really easy and my son loves anything outdoors.

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