A handmade project that's educational, gets kids outdoors, and uses paint chips? Yes! That's our kind of project. We think this field notebook is a great way to help kiddos get the most out of those last days before school starts. Each page contains a different colored paint chip that your young researcher must match to a color they find in nature. Brilliant!
It even has a carrying case filled with colored pencils! Erin Quinn, a middle school teacher, made this adorable gift for her young pal, Daniel, and has a tutorial on her blog so you can make one, too. To help kids explore nature from the perpective of color is so lovely, but, to be honest, she had us with that squirrel on the cover. Adorable!