I couldn’t help but steal a whole heap of gumnuts from the tree our neighbors felled a couple of weeks back. At the time I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with all of them but i’m starting to realise that the possibilities are endless.
Last week we included some of them as ingredients in our mud stew and this week we used them in a simple nature craft activity. I have more gumnut posts planned too!
We painted a lot of gumnuts red, blue, green and yellow this week. Luckily the girls like painting, so they did most of the work. I just had to finish them off which I didn’t mind. I knew we’d be keeping these for a long time and probably be playing with them often.
All we used for this activity was gumnuts, paint and creativity!
After painting the gumnuts, we lay them out on the newspaper and put them in the sun. They didn’t take long to dry. Then, the girls couldn’t help running their fingers through the container of coloured gumnuts.
Our first activity with the gumnuts was to sort them into coloured groups.
Then, we moved the gumnuts around to create different shapes. These turned out just lovely.
Of course, we also had to build a rainbow. Miss Possum built one and then we all made one together.
We love simple nature play. What have you made with gumnuts?