Tree Shadow Art

Creativity doesn’t require a ton of art supplies. In fact, some days, all you need is the sun, a shadow, and a way of capturing that shadow. Grab your kiddos and head outside to capture nature with shadow art!


  • White construction paper (the bigger, the better!)
  • Drawing utensils (e.g., markers, pencils, crayons)


  1. Lay out a long piece of paper in the shadow of a tree on a sunny day.
  2. Ask your child to create tree shapes by tracing the shadow with various drawing utensils.