How we love it when our monthly Bostik box arrives full of goodies and a creative inspiration. This month ethe creative inspiration was flying and I thought the kids would go for the obvious and make a bird mobile. But oh no we were soon to go off on holiday and so they had a different kind of flying in mind.
I completely left them too ( L had her pal round to play and they were excited to get stuck in).
I cannot tell you how much I love what they made, it was complete inspired!
The foam pads and glu dots were brilliant at sticking and made the crafting easy. Bostik products rock.
I love pine cones. I think that they are just the perfect specimen for nature crafting and we have a fair abundance of them around at the moment.
Such a busy week here so we decided to head out for a little nature walk to calm our souls this past Easter weekend, and to walk off some of that chocolate.
We found lots of lovely pine cones and gathered them up filled with exciting plans.
Back home we decided to start with one of our favourite and simplest projects making a pinecone bird feeder. You will see lots of bird feeder recipes with lard but we are vegeatarians in our house so it’s peanut butter all the way here.
You will need
How to make
you simply tie a piece of stink around the pinecone ready for hanging, Do this first as its definitely less messy this way
Spread the peanut butter onto your pinecone
Roll it in bird seed
Hang it up
It could could not be simpler really could it and such a lovely, easy craft for little and big kids ( like me!)
Oh I love Easter nature crafting and there is nothing more fun to do with the kids at this special time of year. This is one super simple Easter craft and the materials won’t cost you anything at all.
You simply need
A free Easter Printable (just google and you will find tons)
Fallen flowers form your garden or a park walk
It really couldn’t be simple. You just glue on your flower heads and glue tour picture to the card. So much fun gathering and sticking and a lovely activity for children to do in a group sharing out their nature finds.
May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Easter.
Simple crafts really are the best aren’t they and I know these dont last but aren’t they fabulous in their transient glory. They make me smile.
And isn’t it wonder to look at the tiny flowers that we often pass over and don’t give time too.
Have you been nature crafting recently? If not I can thoroughly recommend it, it is a great excuse for a nature walk and time at the table together being creative and really admiring nature too.
This week I want to gently nudge my craft loving readers towards my nature craft Pinterest board where I have collated almost 400 nature craft and play ideas. Some are my ideas and some are Catherine’s but many we have just spotted along the way.
I love Pinterest. It is such an inspiring place and such a fab way to share ideas!
Come join the linky!
Do you have any nature craft you’d like to share with us?
Let’s inspire each other.
We would absolutely love to see your crafts so do please share them with us. We will share on our Naturally Crafty Pinterest Board and across social media using the hashtag #naturallycrafty
This is a very simple linky with very few ‘rules’.