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!


Kids Nature Crafts - Angels made with gumnuts

Christmas Decorations – Nature Craft Angels

Large gumnuts are found on a variety of Eucalypts, and are fantastic for crafting.  These little nature craft Christmas Angels ...
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Christmas Craft - Twig Christmas Tree decoration

Twig Christmas Tree Ornament

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