Collage Art with Natural Materials
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You will need paper, scissors,pencils, black art pens or thin markers and lots of natural materials
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Grab a basket or bag and some scissors and get out side to collect some nature!
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Gathering materials is half the fun and a great opportunity to examine plants up close.
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Use scissors to carefully cut your materials so you don’t damage them.
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Get leaves, flowers, sticks, and grasses in a variety of sizes colors and shapes.
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This is a beautiful assortment of Spring flowers and foliage found right in our backyard.
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When you are finished collecting bring everything inside and spread it out on a tray.
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Now you can move on to the drawing
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Using a pencil sketch a person, animal, fairy, whatever you want to decorate.
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Draw the parts you won’t be covering with natural materials.
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Do a light sketch and mark in where you want your nature to be.
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Go over the parts you want to show with a thin black art pen or marker.
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Next gently erase the pencil lines.
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Kids may want to just use a pencil or marker or even crayon and draw as they go.
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Now start to add your natural materials to finish the picture.
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Tweezers are helpful with small pieces like petals.
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Adding small details as you go to really bring it to life.
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When you are happy with the result, photograph your art.
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Or maybe add some more.
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Then photograph again.
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Or just play and have fun changing it up.
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The materials won’t last long so photographs are the only way to preserve your creation.
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You can laminate your drawings or place them in a ziplock bag to be used again and again.
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And again!!
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Try doing this project in all four seasons! It’s a great way to get outside and get creative!
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