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All kids have an innate ability to experiment and create, but sometimes they need a little prompting and direction to begin. The nature crafts in my posts and books are a great starting point. Instructions are deliberately brief and loose, as the intention is to encourage experimentation and creativity rather than replication. With opportunity and encouragement, children’s imaginations will bring their own ideas to life.


Christmas Reindeer

Making a Christmas reindeer out of seedpods and sticks is really fun and easy.  This little one has a large ...
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Halloween Spider

This rather spooky spider was made using a sheoak pod for the body and gumnuts glued on as eyes.  Pipecleaner ...
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Nature crafting as therapy

Nature Crafting as Therapy I attended and presented a nature craft workshop to adults at the Therapeutic Landscapes Conference in Adelaide ...
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Seedpod Critters

Seedpod Critters This gorgeous echidna was made by a 9 year old boy named Charlie.  It’s body is a beautiful big ...
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Spring Mandalas

Spring Mandalas Spring is here down under and my front garden is a mass of pink and purple flowers.  Perfect ...
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Book Review

Great to see Nature Crafts with Common Plants featuring in the September 2017 Gardening Australia Magazine (page 11) ...
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Wattle Season

Winter in Australia is brightened by our amazing range of flowering wattles.  Kids (and adults!) just love making wattle crowns ...
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Maple Leaf Spiral

A run of cold nights has brought out some brilliant autumn colour in my garden.  My Japanese maple is looking ...
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