Make a friend in your very own backyard! Get creative with a silly faces on tree bark.
What You’ll Need
A tree trunk
Bits of bark, berries, stones, pinecones, and anything else to make a goofy face
What To Do
Find or make some mud! You could do this activity after a rainstorm, or bring a water bottle along to make your own mud out of dirt.
Make a big ball of mud with your hands.
Press the mud into the bark of a tree trunk, flattening it a bit.
Make the bark a face! Use whatever bits of nature you can find to create eyes, mouth, hair, and other features, pressing them into the mud.
How long did your muddy bark face stay on the tree?
Was it easy to find items outside that look like a face?
What kind of tree bark does mud stick to best?
Blog post written by Claire Merkosky, SCiP intern.