Nature Craft Blog

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 these posts 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!


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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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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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 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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