Recently, before the snow fall, the kids began building houses for fairies. It was incredible how descriptive and well-thought out each and every house was. Seeing their creative minds run, inspired me to research earth art, which is when finding beauty in anything you find outside (leaves, trash, sticks, etc) and transforming it into an art piece. Here are some ideas to get you excited for spring.
Why is earth art cool?
- no materials are needed, except for the free and natural right outside your door
- gives you a reason to go outside
- stretches your creative mind, in a new way
- a way to connect with the plants and trees around you
How to incorporate earth art…
- Famous land artist, Richard Shilling, is based in Northern England who encourages children to get outside to see and create art in nature.
- Weaving the landscape – use sticks, sting,leaves, flowers, roots, and trash to weave together.
- 10 Nature Projects for Kids
- 18 Ways to Use Rocks in Kids Art