#30dayswild – Making a nature journal

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:

 

Sophie's nature journal with a bouquet of roses - "#30dayswild - Making a nature journal"

 

You will need:

  • Paper
  • 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.

 

Sophie drawing a rainbow on the back cover of her nature 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!

 

The front cover of Sophie's nature journal

 

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.

 

Day 1 and Day 2 pages of Sophie's nature journal showing stuck-in leaves and a flower made from petals and a pebble

 

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5 thoughts on “#30dayswild – Making a nature journal

  1. Such a simple but great idea – the best ideas always are! At the end, you will have a lovely memory to keep too. #KidsandKreativity

  2. I absolutely love the idea of a nature journal. I’ll be storing this idea away in my brain until my daughter is a little bit older. It’s a fab way to record the memories of your days, brilliant!
    #Kidsandkreativity

  3. Fabulous idea and Sophie’s decoration is super cute too. It’s good that she has her own mind about choosing things, even if the pressed flowers are more natural. A great way to record 30 Days Wild #kidsandkreativity

  4. Love it! What a simple idea, but what will become a treasured possession in the future. Thanks for linking up with #KidsandKreativity and hope to see you back next time.

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