Give a Sewn Leaf Heart this Valentine’s Day

DIY Leaf Heart -with a secret messgae

Here’s a simple Valentine’s gift idea made using only a few simple items you would already have around your home.  I’ve made three of them and will give one to each of my daughters on Valentine’s day. I can’t wait to see their faces and then watch them rip it apart to find a secret […]

DIY Butterfly Barbie Wings Printable

Barbie doll wings

The Barbie dolls have been out of the toy box a lot lately, so it was time for another nature play Barbie project. Last time, we made nature clothes for Barbie by decorating a paper printable. While watching my daughters enjoying the activity I felt there was something missing – wings! There are three sets of […]

15 Brilliant Bug (and Spider) Crafts for your Preschooler

Bug and Spider Crafts

My twin preschoolers have decided they want a bug party for their 4th birthday and I am thrilled. Well, it’s technically an insect and spider party but I’m not that much of a nature nerd to call it an invertebrate party (okay, I’ll admit I almost did). I’m extremely happy they didn’t choose a princess […]

Why you should make Nature Boats with your Kids

Natural boats for kids

When you’re on holidays, everything slows down and you take time to enjoy the simple things in life. Enjoying time in nature is on top of my simple life list and we’ve enjoyed plenty of that lately. The most memorable so far was making nature boats. Every child should experience the achievement of making a […]

DIY Crafts: Wood Slice Bracelet

Wood slice bracelet

With Valentine’s day coming up, I thought it would be nice for my eldest daughter and I to make a special gift for her best friend. Our wood slice bracelet was born. It’s much easier to make than it looks and the end product turned out to be a beautiful, unique gift. My daughter was […]

Made with Nature – Layered Leaves Christmas Tree Ornament

Nature Christmas Craft

With only ten days until Christmas, you’d be forgiven if you were already over the pre-Christmas hype.  That feeling of depleted festive cheer doesn’t usually reach me unless I’m wading through the sea of desperate and despairing shoppers who left all their Christmas shopping until the last minute.  I’m usually prepared, so if I’m unlucky […]

Game of Thrones: Ygritte Wildling Costume

DIY Ygritte Costume

I don’t watch a lot of TV, but the HBO series Game of Thrones gives me exactly what I need to escape the monotony of the day’s chores, if only for a little while. I usually only watch it when the girls are in bed, and for those 55 precious minutes, it satisfies the adventurer […]

Nature Craft: Christmas Tree Weave

Christmas Tree Nature Weave Craft

There were plenty of golden leaves littering the bush walk pathways last week and this week, some green ones have fallen too. It seems odd that green leaves fall to the ground. They don’t look quite ready to abandon their safe place high in the branches just yet. A couple of weeks ago we made […]

Summer Snow Fight with Popcorn

Snow play

I’ve been enviously fixated with images on Instagram that contain snow. I’ve devoured the stunning snow capped mountains,  longed to walk down those snow littered pathways and felt joy at the images of children with snow laced into their homemade gloves. I’ve never experienced a white Christmas. In fact, I’ve seen snow only once in my life […]

Made with Nature – Christmas Nature Craft using Hole Punched Leaves

Christmas Tree Craft

A walk in the bush freshens most minds and it definitely does that for me but sometimes everything moves in slow motion and I can feel my creative inner juices flowing.  I scan nature above me, below me and moving past me. Sometimes I’ll touch a piece of bark, moss or some grass with my […]