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!


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 – 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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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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Paper plate swan nature craft

Nature Craft Swan Collage

Nature Craft Swan Collage This nature craft is super easy, so great for a class of really young kids.  You ...
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Beach Mermaid

A sandy beach is the perfect canvas for some fun ephemeral land art.  Use seaweed, shells, pebbles and any other ...
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