3. Make a picture with nature
Hello! I have used my book, Jacob Starke Loves the Dark, as the starting-point for lots of different art activities – particularly the bit when The Dark declares:
‘… Don’t you see,
All living things depend on me.’
If you are having a walk today, or can go out into your garden, how about gathering up some natural objects – sticks, leaves, flowers, feathers, earth, sand, whatever else you can find – and making a picture. You can make a small one by gluing the things you find on paper like these – maybe including some drawing, bark rubbings and other types of mark-making:
Or you could make some ‘land art’ in your garden (or indoors, if you can stand the mess!). Here is one we made earlier:
You might also like to try these extra challenges:
- Once you’ve made your ‘land art’ picture, take a photo (if you like) and then rearrange all the elements to make another image. How many different pictures can you make out of the same objects?
- If you can’t get outside, or just want a different challenge, you could make your ‘land art’ inside, out of household objects!