How to make a nature bookmark.
just spent a wonderful week with my sister in the mountains. We took walks, watched movies, played games, and enjoyed getting out of our daily routines. There is really nothing I love more than a quiet week away. My sister planned such a fun easy nature craft for kids to do. I loved it so much and felt like it would be perfect for camping, a home school nature study, or summer craft.
This nature craft got the kids outside exploring and kept them quiet inside for a few hours creating.
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Nature Bookmark Supplies
To make this easy nature craft for kids you will need to collect a few supplies.
- Self Laminating Pouches
- Flowers, leaves
- Paper towels
First, a Nature Walk
Before making your bookmark you need to go on a nature walk.
As you explore collect flowers, leaves, and any other beautiful thing you find. Make sure to get a good variety to help you design the perfect bookmark.
Nature Bookmark Tutorial
After your nature walk, bring your treasures back home to begin making your bookmark. Before making this nature craft you will need to press your flowers for a full 24 hours to allow them to dry out.
No worries, this is really simple to do!
Just lay your flowers and leaves out on a paper towel and then put another paper towel on top. Layer books on top of your paper towel to help press them.
Keep your flowers under the books for at least 24 hours. This is important! We weren’t patient and decided not to wait for the full 24 hours, and the result were flowers that weren’t fully dry.
Finishing it Up
Once the full 24 hours are done and your leaves and flowers are fully dried it’s time to design your bookmark, this is the fun part!
Get out the self laminating pouches and lay them flat on the table. Cut it in two. You can get two bookmarks from each pouch.
Lay your nature collection down on the non sticky part of the pouch. You can play around for a few minutes until you have the perfect design. My kids really loved using their creativity for this part.
Once you have your flowers laid exactly how you want them (be sure about this!), put the sticky part of the pouch on top.
This part was tricky! It is hard to redo any mistakes, so you will want to take your time and be exact. Our kids needed a lot of parental help with this part.
Slowly peel off the backing of the pouch as you gently place the sticky side on top of the flowers. Press and seal as you are gently peeling it off.
After you are done laminating and sealing, cut the bookmark to your ideal shape, punch a hole through the top and thread ribbon through the hole.
This was a really fun nature craft for kids. My kids have all been so proud of their bookmarks and I can’t wait to try this craft again. It was the perfect way to get outside and preserve the beauty in nature.
Pin this craft so you can do it again!