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.

Pinecone Dinosaur

This rather cool Stegasaurus was made using a pine cone for the body, jacaranda pods for it’s mouth and plates, ...
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New Nature Craft book! – “Nature Crafts with Common Plants”

My new book has arrived!  The cover features some of my favorite creations, some owls made from Liquidamber pods, with ...
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