This adorable Flower Animal Nature Craft is a fun outdoor nature activity for kids made with simple recycled cardboard.
This post is sponsored by Nature’s Bakery. All opinions are our own.
With spring break in session for some families and summer coming up soon, nature activities are on our minds to create fun family memories with the kids! We loved partnering up with one of our favorite snack companies, Nature’s Bakery, to create this adorable Flower Animal Nature Craft for the perfect Snack-Sized Adventure. The best part about this activity is that all you need is cardboard (a fantastic recycled project!) and some leaves, flowers or foliage!
My kids and I have been fans of Nature’s Bakery for years. Here are some reasons why they make the perfect snack to fuel any family adventure!
Nature’s Bakery snacks are wholesome as well as plant-based/dairy free/nut free/GMO free
Snacks are soft-baked, made with whole grains, real fruit
There is a flavor for every person in the family! Their classic Fig Bars have timeless flavors like Apple Cinnamon, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Peach Apricot and Fig. They also have varieties like Baked-Ins Snacks, Oatmeal Crumble Bars, Brownie Bars and Gluten-Free Fig Bars
The Fig Bars are great for on-the-go family adventures and come two in a pack (great for sharing!)
Snack bars don’t melt or crumble
Are you ready to get out in nature and make some cute flower art? Read on below to get the full tutorial.
Flower Animal Art – Materials:
Fresh leaves, flowers, herbs or any fresh foliage from your outdoor adventures!
Step 1. Cut your cardboard into cute animal shapes. We show off some here as inspiration such as a hedgehog, dinosaurs, fox, owl, and bunny.
Step 2. Outline the animals with a black marker and add features such as eyes, legs, feathers, etc.
Step 3. Gather your fresh foliage and encourage your kids to dress up and decorate the cardboard animals! This is is a great time to learn talk about types of flowers and colors!
Tips to extend play:
- You can hot glue the flowers to the cardboard but they won’t last more than a day without water, of course. One way to preserve the memories is to take some cute photos of the animals and frame them! Your outdoor adventure becomes a lasting family memory hung on the wall that you can cherish for years to come!
- You can also take those photos and print small cards to make a small memory deck for play!
Get outdoors with Nature’s Bakery Snack Sized Adventures.
Looking for fun more fun activities to do with your kids? Head to Nature’s Bakery’s website: What on Earth Should I do with my Kids?! for loads more outdoor and indoor activities to keep the kids busy, playing and learning!
Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.