75 Earth Friendly Art Activities
By Kimberly Monaghan
Author Kimberly Monaghan writes in her introduction, ‘Organic Crafts walks children through the woods, along the beach, and into grassy meadow to explore our natural surroundings.’ And that is exactly what it does. This book offers a delightful array of projects that encourage children to explore the world around them with fresh eyes. They learn to see the art in nature and create their own natural masterpieces. Activities and projects will appeal to a wide range of ages and can be easily adapted to suit the season.
The book is divided into six sections:
Trees, Leaves, and Twigs
Rocks, Pebbles, and Shells
Soil, Clay, and Sand
Plants, Grasses, and Seeds
Animals, Birds, and Insects
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
Each section has a brief introduction, nature notes and features a variety of crafts for six and under as well as seven and up. Each activity also has an educational introduction for just the materials used in that craft. Also, scattered throughout the book are earth action ideas.