At the start of this year’s #30DaysWild challenge, Sophie made her own nature journal to help her record our wild adventures. Over the next month, we’ll be filling it with items we’ve collected, drawings and little notes about the things we spot outside. Our nature journal was simple to make. Here’s how you can make your own:
You will need:
- Cardboard (we used some from food packaging)
- A hole punch
- Ribbon or twine
- Marker pens
- Stickers or other items to decorate
1) Cut some A4 sheets of paper in half to make A5-sized sheets.
2) Cut two pieces of cardboard to A5 size to make the front and back covers for the journal.
3) Decorate the covers using marker pens, stickers or whatever items you would like to use to decorate your journal.
4) Use a hole punch to punch holes in the A5 sheets of paper and the two cardboard covers.
5) Tie the paper and cardboard covers together by passing ribbon or twine through the holes and tie at the front of the journal. We left ours loose enough to be able to turn the pages of the journal easily.
Your journal is now ready to use!
I did have some pressed flowers ready for Sophie to decorate her journal with but she preferred the sticky ones! So far, we’ve stuck some leaves we’ve collected in the journal for Day 1 along with a flower that Sophie made from petals and pebbles for Day 2. It will be a lovely way for her to capture some of our wild moments over the next month.