DIY Leaf Wall Art

DIY Leaf Art

If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been for a couple of weeks, well I haven’t fallen off the end of the earth if that’s what you’ve been thinking. I’ve score myself a full-time day job. Yep, I’m still working in environmental education (of course)! Nope, I no longer wear khakis (I get to dress like […]

Easy Turtle Craft for Kids

Cute Turtle Craft

If your child loves turtles, this craft is for them. It’s super easy to prepare and it gets your child’s creativity flowing. We’ve been drawing all types of turtles using a simple home-made stamp. It’s amazing how many unique and interesting turtles you can make! What you’ll need: Wooden branch or wooden block Circle or […]

Make a Mushroom Stamp

Painting Mushrooms

I hate wasting food. When we have left overs, which is pretty rare now, I tend to use them in our play or chuck them in our worm farm. When the worm farm gets too full, sometimes I let my children paint with the fruits and vegetables. Here’s a fun and educational activity you should […]

Lunch Box Scavenger Hunt & Litter Free Living

Litter Free Living

This is a sponsored post Do you ever cringe at the amount of glad wrap you use while making school lunches? Would it make it worse if I told you that a school of 500 kids produces 15 tonnes of rubbish each year from lunch boxes alone? Don’t worry, I’m not here to make you […]

Nature Craft: Sewing patterns on Leaves

Mother Natured Sewing Patterns on Leaves

I can’t help but use nature to teach my child a new skill. So, when my eldest was showing interest in learning to sew, I didn’t pick up some felt or cloth to show her, oh no, I picked up a leaf. You see, teaching with items from the outdoors comes so naturally to me […]

Wood Shaving Crafts

Wood Shaving Crafts for Kids

You might have sharpened a pencil and, without a thought, thrown those pencil shavings in the bin. Or perhaps, like me,  you and your children were sharpening sticks the other day and you thought that the shavings would make perfect tinder for a fire. Before you throw away or burn your shavings, consider using them […]

DIY & Ready Made Natural Home Office Decor Ideas

Nature Home Office Decor Ideas

This post contains some affiliate links I’ve finally setup my home office space. Except, there’s one crucial element missing, nature!  I can’t imagine not having some of nature’s natural textures on and around my desk. Something living is also a must. So, I’ve been searching the web for DIY nature home office decor ideas. Considering I’m […]

Painting and Writing with Sharpened Sticks

Painting and Writing with Sharpened Sticks

Have you ever used a sharpener to sharpen sticks? The idea popped into my head the other day and I ran out into our garden to try it with a stick that was of similar thickness to a pencil. It sharpened remarkably well and I thought sharp sticks would make a fun addition to our nature […]

Nature Craft Collage: Boy and Girl Head Printable

Grass Head Nature Craft Printable

It may not be Spring for us in Australia but so many flowers bloom at different times of the year that this nature craft printable can be used all year round. Many of you are just coming into Spring after a long, cold winter so I thought it would be nice to provide you with […]

Made with Nature — Leaf Bow Hair Clips

A pretty Leaf Bow

I know I should be posting more nature crafts related to flowers because many of you are coming in to spring (although I’m now in Autumn) but the leaves are so inviting right now and I’m realising just how versatile they are. We’ve made leaf crowns,  leaf paper balls, created leaf shape art, sewn leaf […]