Saturday Art Challenge


Bees, bugs, beetles, butterflies……natural finds!

Happy Saturday folks!

I have a lovely task for you today, and I admit, it was stolen from a homework project that my Y7 son was set from his school!! Over the last few weeks my son’s art classes have involved line drawing using symmetry and observation and moved on to collage, using insects as inspiration. His final task was to use natural finds to re-create insects. This was great fun, easy to do and really got us observing the different components of the beautiful wildlife around us. If you don’t fancy insects, have a go making other patterns or flowers or landscape pictures….

Here’s how we did it:

Step 1: we went on a walk with our grumpy dachshund and gathered lots of natural materials! (Grumpy dachshund not essential, but very cute!)

Step 2: If you want to, use images from books or the internet for inspiration.

Step 3: Create your chosen subject in natural form. We enjoyed making and photographing our bugs, you could also glue things onto a page or press into the pages of a book if you wanted something more permanent.

I hope you enjoy this bit of Saturday fun! Do send me any images that you create. You can email me at

See you on Monday for a nature based poem!
Best wishes,

Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge ( and I am also an MA graduate in Creative writing and am currently studying for a PhD in Humanities. I have been leading a creative writing class at the beautiful St Nicks in York ( for the last five years. When I am not at work I'm on my allotment or at Base Camp (my home) planning new adventures.

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