The following is by contributor Amy Anderson of Let’s Explore.
My youngest daughter is a collector and a saver. Her favorite thing to do is head outside with a bucket and gather acorns, rocks, leaves, and sticks. We come back from any walk or trip to the park with full pockets.
I have dreams of shadow box frames and other beautiful displays, but for now we have a few simple systems in place for storing and displaying all the nature goodies my two girls collect.
Keep it outside…
As much as I love pine cones, acorns, sticks, and leaves, I do not want my entire house filled with them. Since my girls do a lot of collecting, I like to have plentiful outdoor storage containers.