Sometimes I get inspired by nature, doing nothing at all.
Take last weekend for example.
While laying on the grass, I was firstly mesmerised by ants who were frantically trying to carry a grub back to their nest. I sat there for quite some time watching them, enjoying the moment.
It didn’t take long, however, for my hands to grab nature and start playing with it. Next, I drew a picture in the sandpit using the stick. I drew a picture of an ant. I was inspired by those hard-working ants!
Then, I grabbed some long grass. I fiddled with it and then twisted it around in my fingers. It made a heart.
This cute little nature craft idea was so simple and so pretty. I just had to show you!
What you’ll need:
- Grass. Try different kinds of grass to get different effects.
- Sticks (optional)
- Trinkets (feathers, gumnuts, flowers or pretty leaves)
How to make your grass heart
Watch the video below
- Go outside and collect a heap of grass. Get a few varieties. Try long grass, thick grass or mondo grass, for example.
- Lay out one bundle of grass and cut it at the base (cut the thickest part).
- Grab the bundle and use one strand of grass to tie it at the base. No knot skills needed. Just tie it like a regular knot. You may also like to twist it and then tie it again if the single strand is quite long.
- Grab the bundle of grass and divide grass it into two groups.
- Twist it back on itself and get the two groups to meet back in the middle, making the heart. Tie it together with another strand of grass. If you use dry grass you may need to do this gently and slowly, moulding the grass as you go (see the video above).
- Cut the stray bits of grass off your heart.
- Thread your treasures (leaves, feathers, gumnuts, pretty twigs) through the grass knot.
- To add a stick and make it a grass heart wand, just tie it on the stick with a little bit more grass. The grass heart is so light it doesn’t need a lot of grass to secure it either.
So, next time your relaxing with your head on some grass, perhaps watching ants, perhaps watching clouds, try this craft too. You’ll only need nature to make it!