Natural art

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By Hilary WhiteEducational writer

Explore your outdoor surroundings and use found materials to make simple and effective art


Selection of feathers

In this article:

  1. Pavement collage
  2. Decorative weavings
  3. Cross-curricular activities

Pavement collage

EYFS Area of learning > Expressive arts & design > Creating with Materials

What you need

Baskets for gathering items; a collection of natural items, such as pebbles, leaves and feathers; outdoor surfaces for making the collage, such as a patio or lawn; a digital camera.

What to do

  • Explore your garden or outdoor area and go on a nature walk to the forest, beach or park. During the walk, look out for natural objects to collect. Check that you are allowed to remove natural items from places such as the beach.
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