Kids in general tend to have a lot of energy. Spring is a great time to let them go outside and burn off some of that energy in the great outdoors. But not all kids like to spend time in nature. Fortunately, there is a cardboard craft project that you can use to foster a greater love for nature in your kids.
For more on this great craft idea, check out the information below.
Many kids today hate the idea of going outside
With all of the distractions that kids have inside the house, including TV, video games, and talking to their friends online, it is a wonder that they spend any time outside. In fact, many kids today might not want to go outside at all, especially for a walk.
You do have some options at your disposal to fight their boredom and short attention spans, including this next project.
A cardboard project could foster a love of the outdoors in your kids
The intent of this project is to keep your kids interested while on a walk in nature, and incorporates an easy-to-do cardboard craft into the process. And the concept is pretty simple.
How this wonderful project works
Start by giving your kids a piece of cardboard and a black marker. Then have them draw a flower vase of their choice on the cardboard’s surface. Make sure to leave some space at the top for the flowers you will pick along your walk.
For the flowers, you will need to poke some holes above the vase. Then, as you go about your walks, have your kids pick some flowers and plants to place in the holes.
Simple and interactive, this craft idea is a great idea to foster a love of nature in your kids. And the next time you go for a walk with them, they will more eager than ever to get started.
A great gift idea
Best of all, you can use the craft as a gift to a grandmother or favorite teacher. Your kids can switch up the flowers they place in their cardboard vase according to the person they are giving it to.
A decoration for around your home
Another option is to display the finished product in your home. And, if you dry out the flowers, you can even frame the vase and flowers and display it in your home in a place of honor.
Encouraging your kids to go outside
The benefits of this project are many, but the most important might be the love it places in the hearts of your kids for nature and being outside in general. And who knows, maybe someday you will receive something similar from your grandkids.
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