We had a lovely walk this past weekend around Nottingham University lake and gathered up some gorgeous nature finds.

pinecone nature craft

I was particularly struck by these lovely long pinecones and immediately though how much they looked like squirrels tails. I could not wait to get them home.

Very often just one little find sounds my imagination soaring, or will prompt one of my children to come up with a creative idea.

Wonderful nature.

pinecone nature craft

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Pussy said to the Owl, ‘You elegant fowl!
    How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
    But what shall we do for a ring?’
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
    To the land where the Bong-tree grows

bong trees, owl and pussycat craft, romantic poem,

The greatest love poem of all time deserves to be celebrated this week.

I often wondered as a child what a Bong Tree would look like. With a little imagination and a small selection of pipecleaners, bead and sticks, I let my imagination flourish.

 

May I present the land where the bong trees grow.

Can you imagine sailing up to this the little island to get married by a turkey on a hill then dancing in the moonlight?

 

bong tree, bong trees, owl and the pussycat craft,

 

I think bringing poetry to life with kids is a lovely way to help them appreciate and engage with it and crafting really helps them conjure images from descriptions.

 

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This week’s nature crafts is so simple but utterly sweet. It is a little valentines gift idea that wil cost you practically nothing but touch your loved one’s heart.

It is so easy.

nature craft, valentines craft, heart plant

I simply found a stick. I bought a £1 bargain plant from my local supermarket  I repurposed an old pot.  Then I amde a clay heart out of fimo. I used a cookie cutter to get the shape and before baking it ,poked in a hole with a knitting needle. Once cooked and cooled I threaded my heart onto the stick and popped it in with the plant.

Could not be easier and it is gift that will bring joy long after Valentines.

I think simple is always lovely when it comes to crafting.

 

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I love home made gifts on Valentines day and a love stone is the perfect gift. It is so simple to make and your loved one will adore it. It is the perfect little keepsake to pop for them to pop in thier pocket or keep on their desk.

What you need:

All you need are some lovely smooth and clean stones

Letraset transfers from Amazon (they come in gold too!)

Clear  varnish

What to do:

You simply peel off the protective layer, place the transfer paper on top and placing it on the stone rub with the lollystick. You have to be a little careful but you will soon get the hang of it. Then you simply varnish and leave by an open window to dry and get rid of the smell!  Let dry completely before handling.

Couldn’t be easier and such a precious gift. You could even put a name on one. Kids will love to make these for their friends too and its a lovely idea for Mothers Day too or their teacher.

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Peace Craft

My nature craft  this week is a response to the fear I feel for the world right now.

Let us focus our heart completely on love and peace.

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace

peace craft

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