Nature Dress Ups
Nature masks and crowns are among the most popular nature dress ups and forest school play, with little surprise as to why. Not only do they encourage imaginative play but they are harnessing a child's ability to see the creative uses nature can provide as they craft their own unique dress up items. Once they have been made they can be worn again and again, after they have dried.
- Cardboard or thick paper
- Double-sided tape (use glue if you don't have the tape)
- Leaves and flowers (fresh or dried)
Creating the masks
- Print and cut out our
- Apply glue on the mask and decorate with flowers and leaves
- Allow glue to dry
- Tie a piece of twine either side of the mask to tie together at the back when being worn.
Creating the crowns
- Cut a long strip of cardboard that will fit around the child's head, gluing the ends together, overlapped.
- Apply two lines of double-sided tape completely around the crown.
- Attach leaves and flowers to the crown, onto the tape lines.
- The crown is then ready to wear!
- Draw and then cut out your wings from a sheet of cardboard.
- Put two holes in your wings, either side, in the center. 4 holes total.
- Put a long strand of twine through the back of the wings to the front. These will be what you use to tie the wings on.
- Apply glue or double sided tape on the back of the wings and decorate. Then allow to dry.
Other great nature dress ups to make are tails and bracelets, similarly by attaching double sided tape or glue and decorating with nature.