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Penny @ MotherNatured  Playful ways to connect your kids with nature. ๐ŸŒฑEnvironmental Education officer ๐ŸŒฑThree little wildlings ๐ŸŒฑNature nerd ๐ŸŒฑpenny@mothernatured.com

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We love these simple #DIY weaving wood slices. They are so easy to make and the girls just LOVE to grab them out, collect some of our monkey rope vine and weave away. Shhh I like wraving with them too ๐Ÿ˜‰ #natureweave #natureplay #naturecrafts

When you think leaves would make a wonderful #HungryCaterpillar craft but turns out even better than expected. Seriously, leaves complement Eric Carle's collage style perfectly. Kind of wish the book was made with leaves now! Video and tutorial on the blog. #theveryhungrycaterpillar #ericcarle #leafcraft #diy #natureplayqld #kidscraft101

How cool is this decorated tree! It looks like it had been dressed with huge bubble wrap when actually the circles are the bottoms of the recycled plastic bottles! I love recycling, creativity, preaching a messages in subtle and smart way. This got all the ticks from me. #recycling #bubblewrap #plasticbottles

Here's a little sneak peek from my blog post the will go live tomorrow. I can't wait to share it. I may be thrilled with it but I wasn't alone, thankfully. My daughter's were just as excited with the activity I set up for them. Aaah we love leaf arts and crafts! ๐Ÿƒ

Just felt like this leaf didn't have enough dots ๐Ÿ˜‚. I couldn't help myself and made dots along the veins of the leaf. Simple but totally relaxing! #relax #weekendfun #crafty

If you have extra leaves lying around the backyard - and I'm sure many of you do - then make these gorgeous leaf envelopes. They are actually easier to make and a beautiful way to bring some delight to your kids, especially if a child has lost a tooth or they LOVE fairies and elves. I make a letters and leave it around the yard (where i know they'll find it). They always write a note back, so it's perfect to practice literacy skills but I enjoy their joyful giggles and squeal most. ๐Ÿ˜Š #makingmemories #fairies #fairy #fairyletters

Do you encourage your kids to be brave? I've been trying to make a conscious effort to remind my girls hoping that it will be built into their own internal dialogue. They have been bringing it up more regularly? So i think it's working! ๐Ÿ˜Š #notjustagirl #strongwomen #justagirl #bravegirl #bebrave

I did say I was going to share leaf crafts - my fave type of nature craft! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Who knew leaves could be used in all sorts of ways. This is a leaf cut into a simple heart ans sewn around the edge with crocheting thread. Doesn't the baby blue colour look glorious! #fall #fallcraft #sewing #sewingproject #sew

These little leaf softies have been so popular that we now have eight! I've started asking the girls to give some away to their friends! Why am I giving them away? Because we want to make more! Perhaps we'll make flower softies next. Video tutorial on the blog. They are super simple. I sew once a year and even I pulled these off! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #sewasoftie #sewing #sewingproject #fallcrafts

It's almost fall for many of you, so i'll be resharing a couple of the leaf crafts I made while you were knee deep in snow. Hopefully my crafts give you some inspiration rather than longing. Here's leaf balls I made using hole punched leaves. So pretty. Even when they eventually lost their colour, they still hung proudly from our tree for months after. #fallcrafts #fall #leafcrafts

Yes we did. We made LEAF softies for Sew a Softie month (July)! The girls LOVED making them! It was so much easier than I expected. The kids did most of it themselves, I just helped navigate the material while they pushed the sewing machine pedal. How cute is this one. I can't wait to show you the others. Tutorial on the blog today but vid will be up Tuesday.
#sewasoftie #softie #leaf #fallcrafts

We love our wooden stamps. We especially enjoy making them into turtles! All you need a branch, foam stickers, ink and a pencil. So fun! #animalcraft #loveanimals #animalart #turtlelove

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