“I Want to Sleep Under the Stars” Nature Craft for kids is not only an adorable homemade gift idea for the holidays, but a perfect kids activity to go along with the newest Unlimited Squirrels book release by Mo Willems.
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I WANT TO SLEEP UNDER THE STARS NATURE CRAFT FOR KIDS
Today, I’ve got an adorable new nature craft for kids idea that I think you’ll love! If you’re looking for a fun new kids activity or gift idea, look no further. Unlimited Squirrels: I Want to Sleep Under the Stars! is an adorable new book by Mo Willems with an ensemble cast of Squirrels, Acorns, and pop-in guests. This book is full of funny, furry adventure, bonus jokes, quirky quizzes, nutty facts, and so, so many Squirrels.
I love repurposed nature crafts and this cute new children’s book inspired my new Under the Stars Nature Craft. The book makes a great holiday gift for kids and the artwork would be an adorable homemade gift to adults from kids.
I WANT TO SLEEP UNDER THE STARS!
In I Want to Sleep Under the Stars, Zoom Squirrel dreams of sleeping under the night stars. The Squirrel pals are excited to help! But will their encouragement be enough—or too much? Do you know more about sleeping under the stars than the Squirrels do? You will by the end of this book!
This adorable book also addresses a range of physical, emotional, and social development to engage kids in the overall reading experience. I love how this provides parents and teachers with great conversation starters.
EASY NATURE CRAFT FOR KIDS
All you need for this cute kids craft is to collect twigs, acorns and leaves from outside. Along with my free printable starry night paper, you and your kids can make an adorable Under the Stars work of art.
Print the paper, add to a frame and let kids decorate their outdoor world with items from nature or around your home. Make trees from leaves and twigs. You can even personalize your kids artwork by adding a photo of your child inside of the tent. Kids will love it!
CUTE HOMEMADE GIFT IDEA FROM KIDS
This cute nature craft for kids is not only a perfect addition to Unlimited Squirrels: I Want to Sleep Under the Stars!, but a great gift idea, Earth Day craft or backyard camping activity.
Unlike any beginning-reader series on the market, Unlimited Squirrels combines hilarious narrative stories with surprising nonfiction content. There’s something for everyone to scurry over. Enjoy the book and have fun crafting!
Don’t forget to draw funny faces on your acorns and tell A-corny jokes!
UNDER THE STARS NATURE CRAFT FREE PRINTABLE
Download the free printable paper here.
Sleep Under the Stars Nature Craft for Kids
- 6 Twigs
- 2 Leaves
- 3 Acorns
- 1/2 cup Dried moss
- 3 Small pieces of mulch
- Tacky Glue or Hot Glue Gun
- Starry Night Free Printable
- 1 sheet Card-Stock or Photo Paper
- 1 Photo of child optional
- 1 8x10 Frame optional
- Print Amy’s under the stars paper on card-stock or photo paper and trim to fit an 8x10 frame. (Adding to a frame is optional.)
- Place twigs on the paper to look like trees.
- Decorate the outdoor world with your other items from nature.
- Carefully glue each item in place.
- Personalize your kids artwork by adding a photo of your child inside of the tent.
Originally published on October 15, 2020. Last Updated on March 1, 2021 by Amy Locurto