This is a fun craft that invites children to go on a nature “treasure hunt” to find beautiful little bits of life around them.
Use the things you find on your treasure hunt – and your imagination – to create bugs and creatures. Insects of all kinds are fascinating creatures. There is so much beauty around us that sometimes we need to take a moment to enjoy it!
What looks like an ordinary pine cone is now the body for a caterpillar! Sticks? They make great antennae or legs! Flower petals? Gorgeous wings for a butterfly! The possibilities are endless.
What You Need
Nature! Take a walk in your neighborhood, backyard or a local park and grab samples of anything and everything you find! Some ideas include:
- Sticks or twigs
- Leaves of all sizes and colors
- Flower petals
- Pine cones
- Pebbles or small rocks
What To Do
- Lay out your found treasures and let your imagination run wild.
- Save your creations by using glue to glue everything together to a stick, bark, or a piece of construction paper!