Nature Ornament #4 - Nature Collage in a Lid

Monday, December 12, 2011


This Collage in a Lid is the fourth of five ornaments in the Nature Ornaments series showing you how to make ornaments from natural treasures and common materials found in your home. All of these crafts can be done with your child.  The first three tutorials were an Acorn Santa, Twig and Berry Ornament, and a Sparkly Shell
These Nature Collage Ornaments were inspired by Teach Preschool's Nature Shadow Boxes done in shoebox lids.  
Materials




-a collection of small objects found in nature (If your children still put objects in mouth, this is to be done with close supervision as some items in nature such as berries can be poisonous.)
-jar lids
-liquid glue
-ribbon or string
-glue gun

Directions
-Collect natural materials outside with your child.
-Pour liquid glue into the underside of a lid creating a thin layer of glue.
-Allow child to create her own natural masterpiece by placing materials on top of the glue.




-Allow glue to dry at least a full day.  
-An adult can attach a ribbon to the back of the collage with a glue gun, so the ornament can be hung on the tree.  If using berries, they will wither and turn black over time, so this ornament may last only one season unless you varnish the top of the ornament which is optional.  

Miss E thoroughly enjoyed this craft project, and made the three ornaments.  She created the ornament featured at the top of this post and the two ornaments found below. 











I joined in the fun and created an ornament too.






This post is linked up to Friday's Nature Table at The Magic Onion and Nurture Store's Play Academy.

18 comments:

Mama Pea Pod said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love these! Simply wonderful!

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are SO neat Rebekah! I love the way they turned out! Definitely pinning these!

Chrissy @ The Outlaw Mom Blog said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Really cool idea! The berries look beautiful against the tree.

Kristi @ Creative Connections for Kids said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very creative and pretty. Clever idea!

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your compliments are much appreciated, MPP, TIFW, Chrissy, and Kristi!!
Thank you for the pin, TIFW!!

Deborah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous!!! I love them, love them, love them and want to make them!!!!

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you, Deborah! They were fun for both adult and child!! I was amazed how carefully my daughter planned out each ornament, and I love how she never copies my ideas but thinks of designs I would never have though to create.

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love this idea! Pinning it! We did something similar as a sun catcher:
http://www.thechocolatemuffintree.com/2011/04/glue-and-bead-sun-catchers.html

lightly enchanted said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

A lovely idea, they look beautiful on the tree :)

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Melissa, I popped over to your blog, and I love your sun catchers!! You are right they are very similar to my ornaments! It's great how we can use the same materials and each come up with great ideas.

Lightly Enchanted - Thank you! They do add beauty to our tree especially because they were made by my daughter.

cathy@nurturestore.co.uk said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

They're lovely. I really like using natural materials to go on the tree.

crittersandcrayons said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's a great idea! I use open jars all the time and tend to not know what to do with the lids! I'm saving these from now on for next year's christmas ornaments!

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cathy, I agree that natural materials go so well with a Christmas tree. I have a grand plan that in the next few years, I am going to have a spectacular Christmas tree with only natural items. And we will still have our small fake tree with all the other ornaments that don't go with the natural theme.
C&C - Definitely a good use for all those lids you have!

April's Homemaking said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great craft idea!! I should start saving lids, this looks like it would be a fun project to make with my Sunday school class!!

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

April - Thank you! I think it would be a great project for a group of kids because the lids contain the glue so it wouldn't be super messy, and each child can create their own unique collage. Plus, you wouldn't have to buy any materials except glue.

Caroline said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Rebekah, I can't get over this beautiful nature collage in a lid! It is SO cute! I will have a look in my pantry to find a cute lid to do it!


http://de-tout-et-de-rien-caroline.blogspot.com/

Ali said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love these. We did something similar in little cake patty pans but they didn't work because the patty pans were too fragile to hold the glue and berries. Next year I will use your idea of the jam lids. Brilliant.

W-S Wanderings said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are wonderful! Our tree is now mostly handmade ornaments, many of which came from the children's hands. And I LOVE it. This ornament idea of yours would be a fab addition!

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