It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end. But late summer/early autumn provides a great time for kids to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Collect leaves, flowers, branches, fruits… and practicing Land Art with your kids combining art and nature.
You also can make and decorate with the last flowers your own nature paper dolls thanks to the amazing Mer Mag’s tutorial.
Need mores ideas? Make a collage with natural items onto photos of your kids to make them crazy costumes.
Is it a rainy day? Don’t you have leaves or flowers? Don’t worry. Here are some homemade toys projects and kids activities suitable for indoor play.
Make a name friends. It’s so simple and funny! I really love this Sandra Juto’s tutorial.
How about making a DIY pretend play hardware store? (tutorial from Kates creative space). It could be a great project to involve all the family.
Need more ideas to keep kids happy when they can’t go outside?
Storytelling with homemade puppets
Stamp art using vegetables and fruits
Create an origami fortune teller
Design a homemade dollhouse
Build a fort
Make amazing DIY toys
Enjoy with easy craft projects with matchboxes
Create a big rainy day box with old magazines, craft supplies, your latest wardrobe throwaways for costumes, jigsaw puzzles…
Top image: Leaf Peepers by Kirsten Ricker. It’s a really simple, inspiring project you can also make with your kids.