Wildlife Holiday

Tips for Planning a Wildlife Holiday Overseas

This post is sponsored. Have you ever dreamt of seeing a pride of lions strolling across the plains with your own eyes? Or wondered what it would be like to hand-feed a monkey? We explore nature and wildlife around our home and local area a lot, but one of my dreams is to explore nature […]

animal party

Snail Scroll Snack

It’s been ages since I’ve made creatures in the kitchen so yesterday I decided to get a little creative. I was inspired by some animal themed food creations that I’ve seen on Pinterest. There really is so much fun you can do with kids in the kitchen. I made scrolls for lunch and it was […]

Mud activity

Making Mud Stew

Have your children ever had a mud kitchen? I haven’t made one for my girls but to be honest we haven’t really needed one yet. One of their favourite activities is to make mud stew or mud potions. They combine ingredients in empty plant pots, our bird bath or if they’re really sneaky, sometimes I […]

Snake Craft with plastic Bread Clips

Snake Craft using Plastic Bread Clips

We’ve been collecting plastic bread clips for weeks and wondering what to do with them. When Miss Possum suggested we use them as scales for a snake craft,  I was stunned.  I couldn’t have thought up recycling bread clips in a better project. What you’ll need: This snake finger puppet printable by Mr Printables Cardboard (we […]

Scorpions for Kids

Searching for and Learning about Scorpions

I can almost imagine most of you shuddering when I mention that I went searching for scorpions with my family this weekend. I’m perfectly aware that this activity may sound a little reckless  but we had the most fantastic time and learnt so much. All scorpions can sting but your destination in the world is […]

Shell Art Activities

Fun with Playdough and Shells

When sitting down with my girls and some playdough, I never thought that adding shells to our play would inspire interesting questions and creations. It was a perfect activity that paired playful fun with learning. Here’s what we made and discovered. Shelled animals We made snails and hermit crabs by adding a real shell to […]

Cutting Patterns in Feathers #naturecraft #craft

Cutting Patterns in Feathers

When we’re out, my children love to collect special pieces they find in nature. They especially enjoy collecting feathers.  I add to their assortment of feathers too by bringing more home from work but our little feather box is now quite overflowing! We decided we’d get crafty with a few. Some of our feathers had […]

Save the Environment Poster

Save the Environment Poster

I love reading articles that help me become the green-living person I aim to be.  I want to keep a healthy environment  for my children but when I look at the road ahead my passionate personality can get completely overwhelmed until I switch off.  I really don’t want to switch off, I want to make […]

Nature Hair Accessory

Easy Nature Hair Piece

This nature craft takes me back to my childhood. When I was young, I used to make this exact nature piece in the school yard but mine became a brooch. The girls and I decided to glam it up and make them into hair pieces instead. I must admit that it’s far more spectacular wearing […]

Butterfly Mask

Ten Top Butterfly Activities

If your child has been showing an interest in butterflies lately, why not extend on their interest with these ten top butterfly activities! 1.  Learn about Butterflies Start your butterfly journey by learning all about them. Check out these great websites: Butterfly Website for Kids The Butterfly Website We’re learning about the endangered Richmond Birdwing […]

Animal Fossil

Making Clay Fossils

Have you made fossils with your children yet?  Last week we spent most of the afternoon creating many different types of fossils just using a few items from around our home. If we had so much fun just making them, I can only imagine the fossil fun we’ll have with the finished products! What you’ll […]

Gifts for Nature-loving Mothers

Gifts for Nature-loving Mothers

This post was written for all the mothers out there that love nature (myself included). These crafts are not only what I’d love to be gifted but they can be easily made by children too (younger children may need some help though). 1.  Terrarium Necklace. Would your mum love something she can wear that shows […]

Bee Craft

Bumble Bee Craft

I’m a sucker for nature craft at the moment and Miss Possum is really interested in bees. So, what did we make yesterday? We made bumble bees using items we took from nature! Make these Bumble Bees What you’ll need: Gumnuts Casuarina seed pods Dry leaves Paint (yellow, black and white)  A good craft glue […]