Nature Craft Blog

All kids have an innate ability to experiment and create, but sometimes they need a little prompting and direction to begin. Ideas in this nature craft blog and my books are a great starting point.

Instructions for the nature crafts are deliberately brief and loose, as the intention is to encourage experimentation and creativity rather than replication. With encouragement and opportunity, children’s imaginations will bring their own crafty ideas to life!


Spooky Halloween Spider

I made this rather spooky Halloween spider using a sheoak pod for the body and gumnuts as eyes.  It’s been ...
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Nature crafts as therapy

It was great hearing about research into the effects of nature based therapy, at the Therapeutic Landscapes Conference in Adelaide recently.  ...
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Festival of Children’s Books, Adelaide

Festival of Children’s Books I’m excited to be part of the inaugural Festival of Children’s Books in Adelaide this October! It ...
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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 mandala

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 – Nature Crafts with Common Plants

Book Review Great book review of Nature Crafts with Common Plants in the September 2017 Gardening Australia Magazine (page 11). “Take cues from ...
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Wattle Crowns and bracelets

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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