One of the things Jessica requested when we put together our summer activity list was to make a unicorn horn. I had fun making her a pretty unicorn horn headband. However, as this was too tricky for her and Sophie to try making themselves, we also created simple unicorn horns… View Post

Creating a butterfly life cycle picture

Creating a butterfly life cycle picture

We’ve been learning about the life cycle of various insects recently as part of our #30DaysWild activities. The butterfly life cycle is always a favourite one for children to learn about. The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly is quite fascinating, especially when viewed through a little one’s eyes. Our latest… View Post

#30DaysWild – Creating nature fairy wands

#30DaysWild – Creating nature fairy wands

My girls love making fairy wands from sticks. They are so simple to make and far prettier than any fairy wand I’ve ever seen in a shop. Each fairy wand is completely unique and can be made in just a few minutes. Perfect for a little adventurer keen to create… View Post

#30DaysWild – Making a butterfly feeder

#30DaysWild – Making a butterfly feeder

We don’t see many butterflies in our garden although I’ve spotted caterpillars on the nettles a few times. I’m quite keen to attract some more butterflies to the garden if I can. Providing food for the butterflies is one way to encourage them. Sophie and I enjoyed making a simple… View Post

#30DaysWild – Leaf printing inspired doodles

#30DaysWild – Leaf printing inspired doodles

Leaf printing is a fun way to create nature art. There are various different ways of doing leaf printing. My girls enjoy painting leaves and then pressing them face down to make a print. This time though, I thought I’d give hammered leaf printing a try.     You will… View Post

#30DaysWild – Making nature masks

#30DaysWild – Making nature masks

Our #30DaysWild activities have been restricted to the garden lately due to my big girl being unwell. These nature masks are simple to make and decorate with natural items found in the garden. Once I had made the mask template for them, the girls were able to decorate the masks… View Post