Nature Journal Project: Trace an Object – From the Archives

Once a Month Nature Journal Project

Trace an Object – From the Archives

I understand how difficult it is to stare at a blank page in a nature journal. This month’s suggestion may just help you get over that apprehension by allowing you to just trace an object you find during your outdoor time.

Trace a birch leaf nature journal (2)

Tracing an object helps us get over the fear of not sketching it “right”.

Use the ideas from the archives listed below to use in your nature journal this month.

Once a Month Nature Journal Project Trace an Object @handbookofnaturestudy

Nature Journal Page Ideas:

  • Gather several smaller items to trace for your nature journal. Look for a collection of items from one subject like a leaf, small cone, an acorn, or a seed pod from a backyard tree.
  • Trace the outline of an item and then use the shape to contain your journal writing.
  • Trace the outline with pencil and then use watercolors or crayons to finish up the artwork.
  • Challenge your older children to trace an item and then fill in with as much detail as possible.

Trace a birch leaf nature journal (2)

If you need more inspiration, I created a Pinterest board that gathers dozens of actual nature journal pages from participants.

Complete list of all the Once a Month Nature Journal Project Ideas

Getting Started with Nature Journals

 

 

 

 

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