Tips for making nature-art with your children

Shiva Rose, Curator of the eco-holistic life style web site, The Local Rose, shares advice for parents on how to make fun nature artwork with your children
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Tips for making nature-art with your children

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My children and I love to make art from nature. We love to take walks and hikes and pick up things along the way like sticks and rocks, seashells on the beach. WE have piles and piles of things at my house. And then we like to make a mandala outside sometimes. It's sort of like an offering or a beautiful design on the ground, and you make this design using the seashells and the rocks and the sticks. And you can add flowers and you can add fruit. Depending on the time of the season, if it's autumn, you can add autumn fruit. One for spring with spring beautiful flowers. So we like to do things like that. And they're sort of ephemeral, they don't last forever, but that's sort of the nature of life. And it's sort of a reminder of that. We also like to make wreaths for the girls, flower wreaths - although boys actually do that as well as at our school. So it's a wonderful way just with twigs and if there's a Michael's near you, you can buy the floral tape there, and just add the flowers to the twigs with the floral tape. It's really easy and the children absolutely love it.

Shiva Rose, Curator of the eco-holistic life style web site, The Local Rose, shares advice for parents on how to make fun nature artwork with your children

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Shiva Rose

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Shiva Rose is an actress, writer and curator of the eco-holistic life style web site, The Local Rose. As an actress, Shiva Rose has appeared on film, television and on stage.  Her film and TV credits include David and Layla (Best Actress Award at The Florida Film Festival), CSI Miami, and Cold Case. As a writer she has written the play A Fragile Life (based on the life of Tina Modotti), Relative Insanity (a film to be produced in 2012), and various articles for magazines and websites including Vogue, Lucky, LA Confidential, Eco-Stiletto, Huffington Post, and more. She is currently working on developing a nontoxic skin beauty line, and a book based on her site and life. 

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