Mourning Dove Craft

January 27, 2021

Since this week’s animal of the week is the Mourning Dove, we are going to make an origami dove. I’m going to be honest, it might be a bit of a challenge for younger kids but it’s definitely worth it because it’s pretty cool. If you need more help, check Read More »

Canada Goose Made of Hearts

January 20, 2021

Canada Geese are very common around Iowa and if you have ever wondered if you could have one as a pet, now you can. Our craft of the week features our animal of the week. It allows you to have your very own Canada Goose.   Supplies: Colored paper: white, Read More »

Easy Mouse Craft

January 13, 2021

Have you ever wanted a pet mouse? I’ve had them before and they’re very fun but I think this craft is way better. Not only is it cute, it’s way less maintenance. Here are the steps to make this cute little mouse friend.   Supplies: Tan paper Pink paper Black Read More »

Quick and Fun Badger Craft

January 6, 2021

When looking on Pinterest to find a craft for badgers, there wasn’t a very wide selection but the one I did find, is very cute. It has the coloring for the European badger instead of the American badger but it’s possible to switch it up. I left it as the Read More »

Origami Bunny Craft

December 30, 2020

Do you want your very own bunny? Me too but they’re a lot of work so I have opted to have my own bunny in origami form. You can do the same if you follow the instructions below.   Supplies: A square piece of paper A black pen or marker Read More »

Snowman Handprint Craft

December 23, 2020

While 5 snowmen seem like a lot and like it would be a lot of work, I promise, it’s not. This snowman handprint craft is very simple and very fun for the little ones. In the spirit of the holidays, make this cute snowmen craft and show us by sharing Read More »

Easy Raccoon Craft

December 16, 2020

Want a fun, quick craft that makes the cutest raccoon? Well, look no further. Here is a quick and fun raccoon craft. You only need a few supplies: Any color paper Black construction paper A newspaper Scissors A glue stick Googly eyes   Step 1: Cut a rounded pyramid out Read More »

How to make an origami coyote

December 9, 2020

Have you ever tried your hand at origami? I hadn’t really either until I decided to make this coyote. It was so cute I just had to try it and now you can too. All you need is a piece of paper that’s a square and be ready to fold. Read More »

Best Beaver Puppet

December 2, 2020

Since the beaver is our animal of the week, our craft is a beaver puppet! It’s super easy and only takes a few items. Supplies you will need: Paper bag Construction paper white black brown tan Glue Scissors Step 1: When using paper bags, I always cut the bottom off. Read More »

Finger Puppet Turkey

November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! If you need something to do between meals, here’s a quick and fun craft you can do! Stuff you’ll need: Construction paper: brown, orange, yellow, red, and whatever colors you want for the tail feathers Glue Scissors Goggly eyes Tape Step 1: Cut a piece of the Read More »

Make your own Trumpeter Swan

November 11, 2020

This weeks craft will show you how to make your very own swan from only a few items. If you read the blog post all about the trumpeter swans from earlier this week, why not make one. The weather is getting pretty cold so coming to the Nature Center to Read More »

Chipmunk Puppet

November 4, 2020

Since the Chipmunk is our animal of the week, our craft for the week features them as well! In this post, learn how to make a chipmunk puppet out of a paper lunch bag.       The supplies you will need include: A paper bag Cardstock or construction paper Read More »