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The Four Seasons – Winter Craft

| January 23, 2013 | 26 Comments

Winter Stick Craft

The Four Seasons WinterWell, without meaning to, I set out 2 years ago and started The Four Seasons Craft tradition here on Red Ted Art! Each season, the kids and I do a “seasonal” picture along a certain theme. Bringing them all together at year end. Of course you can do our four seasons craft all in one go, but I think it is more fun and interesting for the children to experience the season first, for us to discuss it and then to get crafty.

The four seasons in our first year, were made with Bubble Wrap and Finger prints.

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Bubble wrap four seasons

The four seasons in our second year, focused on colours. We made easy “stained glass windows”.

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Stained Glass four seasons

So. What will our seasons project look like THIS year? I decided that it would be nice to go back to nature. What DO the trees look like at this time of year? What materials are available. Let’s make a nature collage for winter!

Our Winter Craft is therefore ridiculously simple.. but I think quite lovely and effective. I look forward to the coming seasons:

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Materials: PVA glue, light cardstock or heavy paper, sticks

I thought about doing a LARGE collage that we all work on together, but in the end we went for a small A5 format. I guess it depends on what you have collected, how much time and how space you have to then display you artwork!

1) I placed lots of glue in a rough tree shape on the cards for the kids.

2) Then I helped them chose a “tree trunk”. We added extra PVA to this, as it needs more to stay securely in place.

3) Then the kids added their sticks. Red Ted (almost 5yrs) had quite an ordered approach (again), whilst Pip Squeak’s was a little more random.

Winter Stick Craft

We toyed with the idea of adding a sky and ground. But to be honest, I (!) Like the simplicity of these. Winter is “stark” and “bare”. So I think we will leave them as they are.

Can’t wait for the Spring Craft!!!

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  1. jackie says:

    Lovely! So simple, but very lovely, Maggy. I loved your projects from past years as well. I hadn’t seen them first time around! They were gorgeous!

  2. These are great! I love to see natural materials in crafts, and what better place than a seasons project? Gorgeous! Pinning :)

  3. Red Ted Art says:

    Jackie – awe so pleased that I reshared them then. The best bit about them, is that the kids are starting to really pay attention to the seasons and are very interested in what is happening around tem!

    Eddie – thank you – I did think it would really help them connect with the seasons this year. Let’s see how we do with the remainder!!

  4. The trees are so simple but look great, love the idea of doing a picture for each season like this!

  5. Claire says:

    I’m so remiss about doing anything linked with the seasons. These are great though- natural, simple yet effective! Thanks for hosting!

  6. Red Ted Art says:

    Awe thanks! So pleased you like it and my pleasure for hosting.

  7. Sian says:

    lovely : ) can’t wait to see the others! Especially spring : ) the sooner the better! (the novelty of snow is wearing off now)

  8. wow, really cute and creative idea, and anyone can do it, thank you for sharing this lovely idea.

  9. Michelle twin mum says:

    I love you Maggy x x. X

  10. Red Ted Art says:

    Awe the difference a day out with you makes :-)

  11. Galina V says:

    Great projects as usual. Very inspiring!

  12. Love this idea!! Great post

  13. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you! Hope you have a go!

  14. Mum of One says:

    What a great idea Maggy. Such a fun way to learn about seasons.

  15. Red Ted Art says:

    The kids did enjoy it and they can’t wait to have a go at Spring!

  16. becky says:

    I love the simplicity too ….fabulous. Your kids looking so grown up Maggy!

  17. Allison says:

    I always love your four seasons crafts! I am featuring this on The Sunday Showcase at Train Up a Child.

  18. Liz Burton says:

    I adore watching how your crafts evolve as the children grow. x

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