A kid painting

Moon Phase Painting

We’re only a day away from the first NEW MOON of 2021 - which explains why it’s been hard to spot our best-known natural satellite for a day or s...

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Children enjoy ice lanterns

Ice Lanterns

'I like the way the natural bits glow - they look like they’re living in the ice!' - S age 7   'They’re nearly gone now. They’re melting ‘cos i...

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Original Den Kit

Happy Holidays!

We will be closing our workshop and office this year from 23rd December until 4th January. We will still be taking orders on our website, however w...

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Hot chocolate stirrers.

Hot chocolate stirrers.

Today’s festive activity come to you courtesy of our lovely colleague Caroline - and her scrumptious daughter. It’s a goody. Easy and gloriously ...

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Salt Dough Decorations

Salt Dough Decorations

We were full of festive spirit here in Shropshire  thanks to a magical combination of tree decorating, a muddy walk and even muddier bike rid...

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Santa Sticks

Santa Sticks

Continuing our theme of homemade Christmas decorations, we give you… Santa Sticks!Hilarious. All the ho ho ho's making these jolly festive stick me...

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Gingerbread People

Gingerbread People

My lads are 9 and 7.5 years old and have never before attempted a sewing project - in fact they call any se...

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Pine Needle Sensory Play

Pine Needle Sensory Play

Natural materials offer eco-friendly, sensory ways in which to help hone fine motor skills and provoke imaginative small-world play. Don’t be afrai...

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Mincemeat Buns

Mincemeat Buns

Mincemeat Buns For an ‘elevenses’ treat or after-school snack, these buns are a delicious alternative to mince-pies but still pack a festive punch....

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It’s a wrap!

It’s a wrap!

We will hand-wrap your gifts in our beautiful, tree-printed paper, tie them up with string and add your chosen message onto one of our sweet, snowy...

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boy eats delicious cake

Raspberry Cakejack

Raspberry Cakejack I thought we’d share a favourite recipe- adapted here to celebrate our glorious glut of autumn fruiting raspberries.  Taken from...

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Broomstick for Hallowe’en role-play

Broomsticks

Making real tools from natural objects and getting children involved with this process has always been a passion of ours.

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mini painted pumpkin counting game

Pumpkin Hunt

A recommended half term game for indoors or out. I just wonder if we’ll uncover the lost 2 pumpkins before we find the 3 mini Easter eggs missing f...

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A jar of honey roasted pumpkin seeds

Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

  In the 80’s my mum used to sit with me and make jewellery out of the scooped out and rinsed pumpkin seeds.  I have vivid memories of being adorne...

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a pig made of apples- Autumn craft activities for children

Apple Pigs

These cheerful little pigs are an unusual sweet treat for the birds - and super fun to make! They’re also a good way to use up windfall or tired ol...

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apple cake slices on a tray

Cinnamon Apple Slice

Another winner for an autumn after-school snack, or served with cream/custard for pudding. Easy enough to make whilst multitasking - or with an ...

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two children walk through the woods

An Autumn Walk

If you’re like me, that urge to get myself and my children out into nature has never felt stronger. Science now proves that walking in a natural en...

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paper cutout of butterfly image with box hedging behind

Butterfly Window

This play prompt is a favourite - all it takes is a piece of cardboard (the recycling bin calls again), and a little bit of fiddly scissor-use. On...

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whittled stick santa nature craft activity for children

Whittling

Creative, therapeutic and immensely satisfying - as well as sufficiently ‘grown-up’ to spark the interest of the most reluctant.  Introducing your...

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child uses scissors to snip natural foliage, herbs and flowers to make nature confetti

Nature Confetti

This is a useful little play prompt to help absorb young children if a little bit of headspace is required…

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