Category Archives: Nature Craft and Play

Ideas for (craft) activities inspired by nature

Top 10 Christmas Treats for the Nature Kid

So your child is a Nature Kid and you’re looking for the ideal Christmas present? Look no further, here are some ideas that don’t cost the world. 1. A kite. Make it yourself (it’s easy!) or get a kite making … Continue reading

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Geocaching

I’m very pleased to introduce Jennifer of Jennifer’s Little World. For some time, I’ve been intrigued by geocaching but never quite knew what it was all about – so I’m excited about having her explain it all right here. Please … Continue reading

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Today was brought to you by… Daisies

Summer has sprung. And today, it was all about daisies. 5 year old took off her shoes as usual, 1 year old copied her and was visibly exploring the feeling of grass and flowers on her feet. There was a … Continue reading

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Around the block

Getting more nature play often sounds like a big massive task. If you are in the city, surely it means travelling a bit to get out of the smoke and noise? Yet really, playing outdoors and connecting with nature can … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing

We stopped at a little access point to the White Cart river. There was mud galore, water, countless sticks and a willow tree. Somehow it occurred to me that I could make simple fish out of willow. After that, there … Continue reading

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Frozen Canal

The winter has been mostly mild so far. At the weekend we had a spell of frost, the kind of frost that adds a white frame to just the occasional leaf in Glasgow but that is proper frost in the … Continue reading

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Monday is for craft: Leaf People

While autumn is slowly coming to a close, you can still find quite a few leaves for crafting – or you can use the ones you pressed earlier ;). Here’s a simple and fun activity involving those 5 leaves left. … Continue reading

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Hapa Zome – Flower transfers onto cotton cloth

For anyone who follows Nature Kids Glasgow on Facebook – I shared the Kindling blog post on the Japanese Hapa Zome technique. It was a welcome reminder of a craft activity that I’d come across before and absolutely love. It’s … Continue reading

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Make a kite

Now, the idea behind today’s post was to make a kite, take photos and blog about it as this month’s nature craft activity. Just that we didn’t get beyond collecting a couple of sticks. The weekend was busy, and the … Continue reading

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Leaf Kite

This is a simple and quick craft activity perfect for autumn. It comes courtesy of the German Kinderclub where I came across this idea. You will need: A biggish leaf, a piece of string, some sellotape though the string may … Continue reading

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