Category Archives: Art with nature

Seasonal weaving!

It is always great to combine nature in our creating! This is a simple way to weave with natural treasures that can be found in the garden or park. Need: craft sticks (lollypop sticks), glue, sting, natural find e.g. flowers and herbs. … Continue reading

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Summer flower banner!

This is a simple idea which children love particularly the part where they use a hammer, it gets very noisy! Need: plain piece of fabric, flowers, hammer/mallet, stick, pipe cleaner, beads. We collected flowers and berries on the way back … Continue reading

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Pressing flowers!

When I was a little girl I have a flower press which is loved. So when I saw one in Tiger, I thought this will be fun to do with the children. When I showed the children they were very … Continue reading

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Spring bracelet or cuff!

We are loving spotting all the signs of Spring everywhere we go. I have been making a bracelet or cuff for the children– just a piece of paper stapled with double sided tape around it– then we go a walk to the … Continue reading

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The crow’s tale

We have fallen in love with the story “The crow’s tale” by Naomi Howarth and of course the message it tells! The story is inspired by a Lenni Lenape Native American Legend. This story is set in the depths of … Continue reading

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“The dolls’ house fairy”

We recently bought “The dolls’ house fairy” by Jane Ray and it really captured the imaginations of the children I look after and they wanted me to read it over and over again! A little girl, Rosy and her Father … Continue reading

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Updated: 18 + creative autumn ideas for children!

  We love embracing the changing of the seasons and Autumn is definitely our favourite …….the colours… the crunching of leaves….the jumpers, boots and scarves…. fireworks….. the looking ahead to Christmas……….! The thing I love about arts and crafts with … Continue reading

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