Summer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master Class

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Summer is the play and learning time when our children can get a lot of rest and fun, and their parents can easily draw them in creating crafts and art activities for kids. These Summer Craft Ideas — Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, we hope, will be of great interest for children; and making them will dazzle their minds and awaken their imagination and creativity.

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Summer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master Class

Summer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master Class

Summer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master Class

Summer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master Class

The main materials used for these crafts are pinecones and fir-cones — the perfect and easily accessible materials for children creativity. Cones are good at workability, they are stored for a long time; and the crafts from cones, leaves, icorns and other natural materials are a perfect possibility for kids and their parents to reveal their fabrication and imagination. Besides, the crafts from these materials turn out very easy, almost weightless.

While making crafts from cones, one should take into account that after drying, pine and fir-cones have a property to crumble. In order to keep a cone in shape and not to spoil a craft, it`s necessary to pre-dip a cone in the carpenter`s glue and then leave to dry. The cones will close in warm glue, and the dried glue will securely fasten the cone shape. Instead of the carpenter`s glue, you may use PVA glue or lacquer.

Crocodile GENA


You`ll Need:

— 4 pinecones;
— twigs;
— elm;
— scissors;
— a knife;
— a fretsaw;
— an awl;
— glue.

Making:

1. Make the workpiece for the paws — for this, saw 2 cones into two parts.

2. For the head take a cone and make an incision along its half-length.

3. The body is made from the biggest cone. With an awl make holes in the places of fastening the head and paws.

4. Assemble the craft. For this, pour some glue into the holes and fasten the head and paws with toothpicks or matches.

5. Cut a hat and tie from elm, make the eyes from cone scales.

Summer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master ClassSummer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master Class

WOODCUTTER


You`ll Need:

— a fir-cone;
— twigs;
— elm;
— sunflower seeds;
— icorns;
— pistachio shells;
— moss;
— matches;
— threads;
— glue;
— scissors.

Making:

1. Make the head from an icorn. For this glue the hair from threads, draw the eyes and mouth and make the nose from a twig.

2. Connect the head with the body, making a hole in the cone-body beforehand.

3. Make the hands and legs from twigs, breaking them off the required length. From the halves of pistachio shells make the feet and attach them to the legs. Fasten the craft to the stand.

4. Make the ax from matches and sunflower seeds. Pieces of elm are used for making firewood. If you have no elm on hand, take thick paper or cardboard.

5. Decorate the stand with moss.

Summer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master ClassSummer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master Class

SWAN


Summer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master Class

You`ll Need:

— a pinecone;
— white feathers;
— fluffy chenille wire;
— red velvet paper;
— scissors;
— glue.

Making:

1. First make the wings and tail for our swam. Glue big white feathers on the both sides of a pinecone and a small one — behind.

2. Bend the chenille wire like a swan neck on the one end, twisting like a spiral on the other end beforehand. Glue the neck to the cone.

3. From velvet paper cut the beak-triangle and glue it to the head.

Summer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master ClassSummer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master Class

Summer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master ClassSummer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master Class

BIRD


You`ll Need:

— a fir-cone;
— a cankerberry;
— leaves;
— beads;
— wire;
— toothpicks;
— dry leaves.

Making:

1. Make the head from a cankerberry. For the eyes fasten beads with copper wire; make the crest from a keaf.

2. Using a toothpick, attach the head to the cone-body.

3. The wings and tail are made from the suitable leaves. Make the paws from the toothpicks.

4. Fasten the craft onto the stand.

Summer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master Class

BUTTERFLY


You`ll Need:

— a fir-cone;
— copper wire;
— beads;
— elm or thick paper;
— a knife;
— glue;
— felt-tip pens.

Making:

1. Cut the wings from elm or paper. Color them with felt-tip pens, drawing the characteristic pattern.

2. Make the incisions on the cone-body and attach the wings with glue.

3. Make the eyes from beads and fasten them with wire.

4. Butterfly`s antennae and legs are made from wire and attached to the body.

Summer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master ClassSummer Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Creatures from Natural Materials, Master Class

You succeeded in creating the crafts. The result turned out brilliant, didn`t it?

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And this summer craft is easy for very little craftmakers:

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