I do really love to be inspired by nature and I want my children to forever be inspired by it too. I want nature to turn their minds to art to poetry and to storytelling whether they be 5 or 50 so it is important pass on the wonder I find in it and encourage them to seek it too.
I really encourage my kids to look and imagine when out amongst nature whether cloud spotting or collecting stones. I ask what else can they see in the shapes and colours before them.
Last week in the garden we found a rather remarkable stick which just lent itself to the head and neck neck of a giraffe, can you see it?
Here’s how we turned a simple stick in to Geraldine the Giraffe.
Acrylic paints – yellow and brown
Old jam jar
We spray painted the stick with the primer (in a box so as not to mark our table and with face masks on) without primer the paint is very streaky and doesn’t cover properly
Once dry it was painted yellow (2 coats)
When dry, brown splodge so of paint were applied
Once this was dry a googly eye was attached with PVA glue
Grass and a few stones (so stick could stand upright and to create a jungle feel
We are very proud of Geraldine.
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