I saw these totem poles and thought what a wonderful idea for a creative outdoor activity, they are painted logs stacked on a metal pole. A great way to liven up a garden!
BBOWT (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire wildlife trust) staff had fun today making worlds for wild imaginary creatures. Whole eco-systems complete with prey and predators were created with fantastic stories to go with them.
We will be making some crazy stick creatures at the Bath Festival of Children’s Literature on Sunday 7th October to promote “The Stick Book”. See http://www.bathkidslitfest.org.uk/stickbook.aspx
Our event has sold out but there are loads of other great things to do at the festival, see www.bathkidslitfest.org.uk for the brochure
Have a look at this great article which recommends the stick book to promote kids having a wonderful free range summer holiday. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-2188755/Families-Bring-free-range-summer.html
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!