Monday, 23 April 2012

Nature Wands


These Nature Wands are ideal for sprinkling a little discovery, creativity & imaginative play! Simple to make & great for exploring what nature has to offer.

All you need are sticks & double sided adhesive tape!


Minnie used sticks she had collected on a recent woodland walk, & we wound sticky tape around the top half of each one.


Then she headed off in search of her nature treasures. Each time an item was found it was stuck onto the wand, & soon she had gathered quite a collection! The double sided tape was strong enough to hold most items (feathers, leaves, flowers, seeds, grass, small stones) but Minnie discovered small pebbles were just a little to heavy! 


This was a big hit with my girl & she finished up creating three wands!


These are ideal for encouraging children to explore outdoor spaces & create nature based art. They also offer opportunities for imaginative play, storytelling & an appreciation for the natural environment.


And when these nature wands have finished being played with for the day, they look rather beautiful displayed indoors.



Simple, frugal, & fun outdoor play - perfect!


Shared with
Happy Whimsical Hearts 

12 comments:

  1. I can just see my boys having a lot of fun with these....wizard sticks :)

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  2. Great idea next time we are on alike or in our own backyard!

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  3. Love, love, love this idea! This is so creative, and a beautiful way to explore nature. I'm pinning this!

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  4. So beautiful!!! Great for imaginative play and decoration!

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  5. What a lovely idea! I saw something similar recently with bracelets, but I love how you can use the sticks to create a nature display / memento of your walk! Thanks for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party!

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  6. These are so pretty! And your pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. What a wonderful idea!! We will definitely need to give this a try since we have containers of treasures we found on our walks. Thank you for sharing at Happy Family Times!

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  8. Oh I really love this idea! They are so pretty and magical. And I bet the kids loved collecting their treasures from nature to make them. :-) Thanks so much for sharing on Happy Family Times!!

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  9. This is such an amazing idea! My boys would love to do this activity. We could also display them near our nature table when we are done. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  10. This is lovely wonderful idea

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