While shopping at our brand new Goodwill store I made a wonderful discovery! I found a copy of Nature Crafts for Kids by Gwen Diehn and Terry Krautwurst, a book I had once owned and treasured. I lost my copy years ago when we moved to Maine and have longed for it every summer because of the wonderful nature crafts it possessed. And yesterday I found it! Stuck between some children's stories and only $0.99!!
Some of the craft ideas it instructs with beautiful photos and easy to follow step by step instructions, are:
- How to make paper with inlaid leaves
- Walnut printing
- turnip lanterns
- Mushroom spore prints
- Making nature kaleidoscopes
- How to make sun prints
- Wild Flower candle making
- constructing a cement bird bath
I highly recommend this book for parent/teachers working with elementary age children.