We recently drove up to to visit my sister and her family who have left all semblance of urban living behind for the open fields of Idaho. They live a simple life on a farm with tons of room to roam and explore. Making it a perfect spot for us to play and get crafty with nature!
With a few flowers still in bloom we thought it would be fun to take advantage and make a simple floral and leaf mask. My niece Lizzy played along with me and joined in on the creative fun.
The mask was really simple to make. We’re sharing our version but feel free to play around and come up with whatever nature inspires in you! (I already have more ideas in mind using gorgeous autumn leaves!).
- Begin by making a mask template based on your child’s face. Cut out eye holes where their eyes will be. Punch holes for string.
- We started by gluing leaves to the outer areas of the mask
- We then glued pink flower petals around the eye area
- Lizzy wanted to add the yellow petals to look a bit like lashes and then put one right in the center of the eyes. Love it! You can then tie your string in the punched holes and place the mask on.
I loved getting to know my niece a bit better throughout all this (a bonus that comes out of crafting together!). She has the best imagination and perspective and thought you would enjoy getting to know a bit about her today as well!
We also tried a fun variation by adding a beak. Basically just fold a tall paper triangle and glue behind the mask.
We loved using some of the flowers that are still in bloom but we can’t wait to try these with the beautiful fall leaves that are starting to appear! Could be so pretty!