When I saw a nature head made from magazine cut-outs of nature, I thought, I’d rather decorate a face using real nature.
Her version was pretty, certainly, but I imagined how much prettier it would be using real flowers, leaves, and fern fronds.
And, I knew kids would love creating their own nature head too.
That’s how this craft became the most popular printable on Mother Natured, followed closely by the nature color wheel printable.
It’s free too, so there’s no excuse not to enjoy some time outside with your little ones.
Your mission – or your child’s mission – is to decorate the head with nature. Think flowers, leaves, grass, rocks, and seeds.
All you need is nature to bring it to life!
What you’ll need to create the nature head:
- Glue sticks
- Download and print the nature head printouts
- Nature. We used ferns, flowers, grass and leaves but you can add dirt, sand, small sticks, and gumnuts too!
Nature Head Printable
Includes boy and girl printables (4 printables in total)
Collecting nature for your nature head collage
Enjoy collecting natural materials together with your child and chat to them about the materials you find.
Ask questions like:
What’s something else in nature that looks similar to that?
What shape does that look like?
What does that feel like?
It won’t be long before your child freely explores themselves and encourages you to notice what in nature grabs their attention.
It’s heartwarming to watch them appreciate nature just as we do.
Set the materials out on the table
Encourage your child to help you set out all the materials on the table. Place the printables on the table too and then watch the magic happen.
I assumed that most children would only use nature to make the hair on the printable. I didn’t consider they’d create earrings, eyebrows, beards, and nose piercings. How creative is that!
I have seen this printable shared hundreds of times on Instagram or Facebook (thank you for tagging me) and what never gets old is the thrill of seeing another creation.
Every single face looks different. Every single face is gorgeous!
Our nature head collages
Grab these nature head printables and get crafting with your kids. You’ll love celebrating every season!
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Nature Arts and Crafts Pack
This pack will provide hours of fun, learning,
and creativity for you and your children.
– Over 30 nature arts and craft printables
– Printables include an easy how-to instruction sheet
Just add nature to bring the printable to life!
What a fabulous printable! Love it and can’t wait for my girls to try use it with pieces we find outside.
Stephanie Douglas says
Thank you for including different skin shades!
Penny Whitehouse says
You’re welcome Stephanie. I feel ashamed I didn’t do them right away!
Shelby Loughlin says
I am an online teacher and I was looking for permission to use this free printable in my online teaching classroom with my students? I am sure my students would adore this project! Looking forward to hearing back from you.
Hi Shelby, I’m happy to discuss this. Can you please email me penny[at]mothernatured.com
I am never sent the free printables, am I doing something wrong ?
Penny Whitehouse says
Hi Michelle, did you check your spam? It can occasionally pop in there.