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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.


Seed Mosaic Heart

Firstly create a template so children can draw around it on a piece of cardboard (an old cardboard box is ...
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Insect Nature Craft Collage

This collage has been created using an assortment of pressed leaves, sticks and a couple of acorn caps for it’s ...
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Nature Craft Dinosaur

To make this cool, nature craft dinosaur, you first have to go on a hunt outside for materials. (This is ...
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Drip Sand Castles

Drip castles are a fabulous beach activity for all ages.  Just dig a hole in the sand until you reach ...
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Gumnut Christmas Angels

Large gumnuts are found on a variety of Eucalypts, and are fantastic for crafting.  These little Christmas Angels have large ...
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Twig Christmas Tree Ornament

This little Christmas craft is featured in my book, Nature Crafts with Common Plants.  It’s a really simple but fun ...
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Nature Craft 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 Nature Craft 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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