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THE WILD WEATHER BOOK IS PACKED FULL OF ACTIVITIES TO DO WHEN THE WEATHER IS RAINY, WINDY, SNOWY OR ICY. SO DON’T WAIT FOR THE SUNSHINE – JUST GET OUTDOORS AND HAVE FUN.
Who needs the beach when you can go for a winter’s walk and discover mole hills?
We had great fun at the Creative Stick Day at the Barracks Lane Community Garden in Oxford on the 20th October where lots of families gathered to make charcoal pencils, stick and clay creatures and hobby animals.
We discovered this wonderful log on a walk; it looked like a long legged monster in need of a face. A few leaves and some flowers soon became ears, eyes and a mouth and we had brought it to life. What monsters can you bring to life the park or in the woods?
Edward made this marram grass man while sitting in the dunes at a Norfolk beach last weekend; what creatures can you create by weaving grasses?
Aston Rowant Nature Reserve hosted “Go Wild in the Chilterns” on Saturday the 4th August, a lovely outdoor event for families. Going Wild was there making clay and stick creatures including funny faces – not that we could compete with Dan Barton’s wonderful giant wicker man!
The new Sound Sculpture trail at Natural England’s Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve has inspiring sculptures to explore and listen to, made with help from local school children. The children thought this one looked like a giant dormouse nest!
How about taking your teddy bears to the woods and making them their own special shelter? These teddies are picnicing in a shelter made by children on a school trip to our local Wildlife Trust’s College Lake Nature Reserve.
Just spotted our first review on You Tube!
The lowly stick is given lofty status with 70 examples of things you can make or do with one, from fire-building to jewelry-making. Each project is rated by complexity. Frances Lincoln, $15. Ages 8 and up.
What creatures can you make from a stick, some clay and a few natural materials? These boys made a dragonfly and a robin!