How to Make Sticky Nature Cards – Best Kids Craft Ever!

by Sarah - Craft Invaders


Sticky Nature Cards are the simplest and best kids craft ever. They're the perfect, portable nature craft that take less than a minute to set up.

Sticky nature cards are the simplest kids craft to set up ever! They’re portable, and a great way to record a day outside. You really can get the kids going on this in under a minute. In fact, if you prepare a few sticky nature cards at once, I’d go as far as saying that the kids can be up and running in under 10 secs! That’s got to be time well spent, and, as if that wasn’t reason enough to give it a go, it also ticks the creative and educational boxes too!

Sticky Nature Cards are the simplest and best kids craft ever. They're the perfect, portable nature craft that take less than a minute to set up.

All you need for your sticky nature cards is a piece of card and some double-sided sticky tape (Amazon affiliate link). Here I used 50mm tape and whiteboard. If you are feeling ultra-creative, you could, of course, go for a pattern, but a stripe worked well for us. This is a great kids craft activity to have prepared in your bag for when you are out and about.

Sticky Nature Cards are the simplest and best kids craft ever. They're the perfect, portable nature craft that take less than a minute to set up.

Then simply walk (or rush madly if you are my kids) around an outside space and stick anything that takes your fancy to your nature card. Remind them to only pick tiny pieces of growing plants so not to damage them.

Sticky Nature Cards are the simplest and best kids craft ever. They're the perfect, portable nature craft that take less than a minute to set up.

You can set the kids themes such as leaf colours, different types of seeds, or just let them freestyle. I have a no creature rule just in case temptation comes their way!

Sticky Nature Cards are the simplest and best kids craft ever. They're the perfect, portable nature craft that take less than a minute to set up.

We collected in our neighbouring field for one card and then in our garden for the other. It is a great visual aid to show the kids the difference in cultivated flowers versus wild flowers.

Sticky Nature Cards are the simplest and best kids craft ever. They're the perfect, portable nature craft that take less than a minute to set up.

Each season and habitat will give you a very different sticky nature card. It’s a great way to record the changing seasons and colours. There is also no reason why you couldn’t adapt this activity to include different objects. If you’ve enjoyed this post, you might also like our How to make unique eco prints using a steamer and Air Dried Clay Leaves which are two other lovely kids crafts inspired by nature.

Sticky Nature Cards are the simplest and best kids craft ever. They're the perfect, portable nature craft that take less than a minute to set up.

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34 comments

Debbie August 31, 2016 - 2:28 pm

Hi Sarah, what a creative idea and I love the differences in the cards you made. It will be interesting to see how they change as the petals dry. I think the no living creature rule is probably justified when it comes to children bring outside and creative!

xx

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Sarah - Craft Invaders September 12, 2016 - 12:34 pm

Thanks Debbie, yep I find it best to outline rules clearly with my kids to avoid any misunderstandings!

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Karen May 5, 2016 - 10:52 pm

Ha ha, I love the no creature rule! I hope that sticks! This is a brilliant idea. One to be saved for the future me thinks. All these fab ideas and I’m alone with a 10 month old! Lol, I am savouring the baby days honest, but I’m looking forward to the olders days too! Thanks for linking up to #abrandnewday

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Sarah - Craft Invaders May 6, 2016 - 10:13 pm

It is fun when they get older and you can do more with them = although of course you lose them to school just as they get interesting 🙂

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