I love to get my kids out in nature. It’s just good for the body and soul to be outside enjoying God’s creation. After reading the adorable book, Maple by Lori Nichols, I had the perfect idea for an activity for my children to do to accompany it–beaded handle paper bag nature journals.
This story is endearing because it shares the story of a little girl whose parents plant a maple tree in her honor when she is born and who becomes friends with the great tree.
Leaf rubbings are pretty standard in the world of children creating with nature, but I wanted to go a step further. I decided to help them create paper bag nature journals to collect not only the leaf rubbings that they make, but also to help them showcase their preserved pressed flowers!It’s really easy to make your own too!
Paper Bag Nature Journals Supply List:
- brown paper lunch bags
- wax paper
- an iron
- leaves, flowers
- pipe cleaners
- pony beads
- hole puncher
1. Take four of the paper pages and turn them so that the ends alternate.