nature crafts

Paint Leaves

May 5, 2013

To celebrate Autumn, the younger children and I went to one of our favourite exploring spots for a rainbow leaf hunt. We also collected dry leaves to later paint and hang in the kitchen (we did this last year with maple leaves). I love doing this sort of stuff with the children because it has [...]

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Nature Crafts: Deconstructing Flowers

August 20, 2012

Over a week ago now, I bought myself bright flowers and displayed them in tinted jars.  I enjoyed them every single day. Today, when I glanced over at my kitchen table, the flowers looked a little tired. But there was still a little perkiness in the petals. How often to we glance at a simple [...]

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The Tree Draws

July 26, 2012

Nature is alive and beautiful, and as a family, we celebrate this on a daily basis.  I stumbled upon artist, Tim Knowles online, and his tree drawings inspired this activity. It’s an easy activity to do with kids and holds promise of mystery and magic on a breezy day.  A tree that draws! You can’t [...]

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Nature Crafts: Painted Sticks

June 24, 2012

I came across this picture of painted sticks by Canadian Artist, Ginette Lapalme. I was inspired by this idea as it brings nature into the home, and I love that! Our Painted Sticks On Saturday afternoon, my 11-year-old daugther and I went out in the backyard to find sticks.  Then, we sat at the kitchen [...]

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Nature Craft: Rock Footprints

May 14, 2012

When I do craft with my kids, I like for it to be an extension of another outing or activity.  For example, making potpourri bags for the drawers was coupled with a trip to the shops, collecting shells at the beach turned into a wall feature and a fun addition to a country drive was [...]

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Nature Crafts & Activities

January 20, 2012

There is much wonder all around and endless ways to create joy. These are two things I hope my children will embrace. Our family aims to live life less compartmentalised so we look for ways to connect the things we do when we are out with things we do at home. One way to do [...]

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