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How To Make Beautiful Land Art With Your Kids

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Are you looking for an easy outdoor activity? Try making Land Art. It’s a great way to get children outside and away from their screens. It’s a great family project and you’ll be amazed by your kids creativity and ideas. All you need is your imagination and some found natural materials.

Land art is easy and fun and can be done by anyone. Basically it involves making sculptures and art from things you might find in nature, such as pebbles, rocks, twigs, sand, pine cones, shells, seed heads, leaves. These things can be made into mandalas, spirals, shapes, animals, or patterns…. the possibilities are endless.

  • Learn about nature; explore its wonders, and develop a deeper understanding of the interconnection of creation and your place within it.
  • Get outside and away from technology for a while.
  • Exercise your creativity and imagination.

But best of all it will help you s-l-o-w down the pace of life and enjoy some time in the fresh air as a family. As you create art together you will have many opportunities to connect and build memories. It is also free!

You will need

    • Your imagination
    • A camera is nice, but not necessary.
    • Somewhere to explore: a park, the woods, a beach, or even your backyard.

 Instructions

  1. Explore your chosen location. Take a good look at all the different shapes, colours and textures you see.
  2. Collect materials to create your art. Depending on your location these might include pebbles, small rocks, shells, seaweed, driftwood, leaves fir cones, acorns, sticks, dandelions, daisies, leaves and anything else you come across.
  3. Find an interesting place to make your art.
  4. Look at the materials you have collected and let your imagination run free. Remember there are no rules in land art.
  5. Create some art
  6. If you have a camera with you take pictures to record your creations.

Although you will be working on this project together, I would strongly encourage you to let your children take the lead. Try to focus on the process rather than the end result. The most important thing is that you all have fun together and build happy memories.

I hope the photographs I have enclosed will provide lots of inspiration. I would also encourage you to visit the website Nature Whispering  to look at their pictures.

Are you looking for more activities to enjoy with your children?

Playing with your kids is a wonderful way to  build strong family connections.  My printable Play Activity Cards make it so easy. All the activities use things you already have and don’t need preparation, so you can start playing straight away. Download your set today.

YOUR TURN

Have you ever made any Land Art with your children? What materials did you use?

10 thoughts on “How To Make Beautiful Land Art With Your Kids”

  1. This is so cool. I never heard or saw this before. Thanks for sharing this. I learned something new. I’m not too artistic but I am into nature. Love the pictures.

  2. Sharon Harding

    I’m glad I could share. The great thing about this activity is that you don’t have to be artistic. Just arrange the things in a way that pleases your eye.

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  4. These just look amazing, and sooooo imaginative. My daughter and son would love to try this, thanks so much for the inspiration…and for linking to the Pinterest Parenting Party too 🙂

    1. Thank you Helen. It is a really fun thing to do. I work at a library and our Summer Reading Program co-ordinator did this activity with the children. They loved it and I was so impressed with their creativity. I hope you enjoy doing this with your son and daughter 🙂

  5. What a lovely idea. I know of street art and pavement art but not land art. Very beautiful and imaginative. I like one of the little girl :0)

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