Make it Wild

Make it Wild- 101 things to make and do outdoors

By Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield

Published by Frances Lincoln in April 2010

 This book will provide inspiration for outdoor games and parties along with practical suggestions for making a difference to the natural world.  Find out how to entertain groups of kids without spending a fortune, includes all the old favourite games like 40/40 and catch the flag plus many more fun adventures such as make your own paintball (flour bomb) ambushes and glow stick night rugby, plus a whole section on natural theatre puppets and costumes.  When out in the woods or at the beach, make your own entertainment using this comprehensive book for inspiration.Make it Wild  – 101 things to make and do before you grow up  provides inspiration for creative activities, natural crafts and outdoor toys from recycled materials.  Does this generation of kids really need all those commercial toys or electronic entertainment to have fun? They may think they do, but we suggest having a go at some natural creations.  Take time to slow down, let them make things themselves from scratch and then hopefully they will value them more in the long run.   Try digging up clay, firing it in a dustbin in your garden and making your own sculptures. Make ice lanterns, natural jewellery or build yourself a go cart from a wooden pallet

  • How to drag kids away from the Xbox. (Reader’s Digest )
  • So much more than an outdoors make-and-do manual. It’s more of an imaginative invitation to enjoy nature. (Independent )
  • Joyous step-by-step ‘learning’ and imagination-stimulating stuff. (Cumbria )
  •  Exceptionally exciting entertainment for exeat. (Field )
  • A joyous celebration of childhood and the great, wild outdoors, this book is packed with ideas to keep children busy… Open the doors, switch off the TV and push the kids outside! (Cornwall Today )
  • Packed to bursting with wonderful photographs and simple instructions on how to make things using natural materials. Oxfordshire authors Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield have obviously had great fun in preparing the book. (Oxford Times )
  • Full of a welter of activities to get adults and children to really enjoy and explore the outdoors. The combination of practical skills, using what’s to hand; creativity and imagination is most inspiring and I’m sure this book will be a boon for any-one who enjoys being in a group in the big outdoors. The book is sturdily produced on quality paper, stitched in the old fashioned way so that it opens flat, with lots of colour photos and clear instructions and explanations. A really beautiful book to own and use. (School Librarian )
  • Another fantastic book in the series with inspiring pictures and ideas to encourage you to have a go at something new outside. (Juno )
  • An absolute goldmine of creative activities that makes me want to get outside NOW and do it all. It fizzes with life, the beauty of Nature, creativity. (Juno )