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Day 19 #30DaysWild – Creating Fabulous 3D art out of Nature

The kids are constantly picking up bits and pieces when we are out on our walks, so we generally have an abundance of twigs, seed-heads and pine-cones scattered around our kitchen - after all you never know when you might need an interesting twig!

 

Create fabulous 3D pictures out of natural objects such as bark and seeds that you find out on your wild walks #30DaysWild

 

 When the lovely weather we have been having ended here last week, my daughter and I decided it was a good opportunity to have an after school crafting session, and give some of them a more permanent home.

First my daughter worked out a rough idea for the pictures. She wanted to make dragonflies for one, and owls for the other.

Create fabulous 3D pictures out of natural objects such as bark and seeds that you find out on your wild walks #30DaysWild

Create fabulous 3D pictures out of natural objects such as bark and seeds that you find out on your wild walks #30DaysWild

As you can see we had a couple of 3D picture frames that we decided to use, but there is no reason why you couldn't do the same thing in the lid of a shoe box or similar.

She had the idea of using some marine gravel we had tucked away, as a background for her dragonflies, so she covered the board with a thick layer of PVA glue and scattered in on top. Once it was dry she simply tipped the excess off. For the Owl picture she used charcoal to darken the background a little.

Create fabulous 3D pictures out of natural objects such as bark and seeds that you find out on your wild walks #30DaysWild

Create fabulous 3D pictures out of natural objects such as bark and seeds that you find out on your wild walks #30DaysWild

Then she simply placed her objects to her liking, and fixed them in place - a hot glue gun is probably the easiest way to do this.

 

Create fabulous 3D pictures out of natural objects such as bark and seeds that you find out on your wild walks #30DaysWild

She likes the dragonflies best, but I think the owls are cute too.

 

Create fabulous 3D pictures out of natural objects such as bark and seeds that you find out on your wild walks #30DaysWild

 

Which one is your favourite?

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  • Reply Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    I can’t choose! I love them both. They would look great hung together. I would never guess from a distance that these are found objects, but that makes them so much more fun and interesting! I see your daughter is just as creative as her mom!
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    June 19, 2016 at 7:47 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      I’ve always wanted one of those display tables, that the Victorians used to have (I think Mary over at The Boondocks Blog made her own), and these pictures put me in mind of them. She definitely does have a creative streak :)

      June 21, 2016 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Cal at Family Makes

    I love this idea, and the lid of a shoebox is a great substitute too. Thanks for the inspiration once again.

    June 19, 2016 at 10:43 am
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