Try something a little different today with a nature weaving art project that also doubles as found art! Super simple materials combine to form a fantastic project that kiddos of all ages can get into. Include finds from exploring the natural world around you or add in some every day objects or found art.  What could you add to your weaving project? Perfect for creative and non-creative kids alike!

NATURE WEAVING ART FOR KIDS

WHAT IS FOUND ART?

Found art is a real thing and it turns real objects into a work of art. The famous artist Marcel Duchamp was known for this style of art. What found objects can you claim as a work of art?

This wonderful nature weaving art project below also falls under the category of process art which is all about the journey and not the end result! Get kids outdoors by going on a nature walk to find materials you can use for your nature weaving.

NATURE WEAVING

If you don’t have these exact materials handy, what can you improvise with? Cardboard, craft sticks, chopsticks? Twine or ribbon?

TIP: You can also use an old picture frame (minus the backing and glass!) instead of the string and sticks.

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Sticks
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Found objects (nature items in this case)
  • Printable

Note: If making frames with a group and you need to manage the time, you can hot glue the frames together and then let the kids decoratively wrap the string around the joints. This also may reduce frustration for younger artists.

What else can you weave?

It’s up to you!

  • Fabric/craft scraps
  • Recycled materials
  • Strips of paper
  • and _________?

HOW TO MAKE A STICK FRAME

STEP 1: Go on a nature walk and gather your materials!

STEP 2: Gather three sticks of similar length and thickness and form a triangle with them. Wrap your string around the ends to tie the sticks together.

STEP 3: Wrap the string back and forth horizontally between two of the sticks masking sure to crisscross the strings. This creates the “loom” base for your weaving!

STEP 4: Create your own found object art and have fun weaving the items into the string “loom”.

When you’re finished, hang on the wall or display on a shelf or window ledge!

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NATURE WEAVING ART FOR KIDS

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