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WEEK THREE

INSPIRED BY NATURE

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This week, we'll be looking at all the textures and colors inspired by the quieter parts of nature.  Late summer can be full of bright, showy colors but have you ever sat and looked closely at all the colors in a small piece of moss or lichen?  Can you see all the different greys and browns that can show up on a small rock?  Or how different the color and texture of bark on one tree is from another? 

 

Get out your sketchbook or camera, and let's go on a hunt!

PAPER COLLAGE!

INSPIRED BY NATURE

WARM-up ACTIVITY

What piece of nature inspires you today?  Take a piece of paper (you can take one out from your sketchbook) and tear it into small pieces.  You can decide what shape and what size feels right to you.  Use your paints or the natural dyes that you discovered last week to dip and dye your pieces of paper to look or feel like a piece of nature. 

 

What happens when you use thinner or thicker paints and dyes?   What happens when you dip your paper for longer or shorter periods times?  Can you mix two colors together on the same piece of paper?  You can collect these pieces once they dry to glue into your sketchbook or to keep in your Case of Curiousities this week.

FRIENDSHIP BRACELET!

INSPIRED BY NATURE

Have you woven friendship bracelets for camp before? 

 

Use the collection of yarns included in your Explorer's Box to make a woven strap for your wrist, your sketchbook or even your Go Bag.  Does your woven strap have another purpose?  Show us your latest invention!

MOSSY ROCK, ROCK-Y POM POMS!

INSPIRED BY NATURE

Are they fuzzy, mossy rocks?  Rock-y yarn balls? 

 

We were inspired by our local flora and fauna to create the collection of colors that are in your Explorer's Box.  Use your sketchbook or an outdoor walk to collect colors and textures to inspire these fun and fuzzy pom poms.

A WOVEN TAPESTRY

INSPIRED BY NATURE