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The found things spring art activity #31daysofactivities

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If you need even more fun activities for your family that are spring related (or for anytime, really) we have one you are sure to like today. It is a spring art activity that will inspire the kids to create art with found things, such as recyclable items. This idea is brought to you by Jade from the blog Mummy and Me x2. Take a look at this and the other ideas in our #31daysofactivities event.

If there are any left, they can be kept in an airtight container in the freezer

Hi all I hope you are doing well thank you to KiddyChart for this fabulous #31daysofactivities event. It is so much fun taking part and finding so many fun activities for our family.

Hello spring and this lovely warm weather we’ve been having …. hope I haven’t just jinxed it. We’ve been having lots of fun in the garden creating and making memories, ours is rather unruly. I must admit some of the crafts were easier than others. We have used a lot of materials we just had lying around so cheap if not free the recycling bin is often a good spot to start.

What you need:

  • Paper, card (whatever you have ) ,
  • colors,
  • A little imagination,and,
  • found things
If there are any left, they can be kept in an airtight container in the freezer
  • Go around your garden/ or outdoor space and collect leaves, sticks, bark, stones whatever takes your fancy and doesn’t damage the environment. My Children used a little plant pot we had lying around. It didn’t take long to fill it up.
  • Look at all the found things and use your imagination. you can either stick it down or keep reusing it to make endless pictures. I drew a rather sad looking person but you could in theory let them have a blank canvas or draw any shape for them to create.
  • If you wanna get fancy you could use some of what you’ve found to make a collage.
If there are any left, they can be kept in an airtight container in the freezer

Bird watching binoculars

You will need:

  • Cardboard toilet roll tubes, scissors, string (again optional), any glue and optional decorations (Harrison used blue tissue paper from a parcel.)
  • Source your materials,
  • Stick the two toilet roll tubes together,
  • Wait to dry and add string (string optional as could be a hazard for younger children),
  • Decorate however you wish again optional just use what you have and enjoy.

(Top tip if you’d rather make a telescope (or you have no glue) using 3 toilet roll tubes and slot them into each other )

If there are any left, they can be kept in an airtight container in the freezer

There are so many possibilities, with a little imagination and a keen little maker hours of fun to be had. Hopefully not at the expense of the flower beds. Have a wonderful spring, enjoy this spring art activity and thanks for reading.

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Thank you for reading,

Helen
If there are any left, they can be kept in an airtight container in the freezer

Jade is a busy mum of two running her own blog. She loves to blog about our family lifestyle. Her family loves crafts, indoor adventures and pyjama days. The site shares the joys of parenting: the good, the bad, and the embarrassing. . Take a look at her socials too: Twitter,Facebook,Pinterest, andInstagram.

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