School holidays are a fabulous time to slow down with the children and enjoy simple arts and crafts, outdoor adventures, cooking together, making up games, telling stories and turning them into a play or puppet show, and so much more.
Here is a super easy idea...
Today we had a wonderful creative time leading a seed art workshop with children at the 2015/16 Woodford Festival.
I gathered a diversity of seeds - different colours, shapes, sizes and families, and chopped up a lot of my old boxes - I'm so pleased to see them turned into beautiful creations.
|Maia getting started on her design.|
|The boys were so intense in their concentration - so wonderful to watch.|
I encouraged all the children to create any picture they liked - to draw it first, then glue on the different coloured seeds using a paper funnel, gently shaking off the excess each time. Here are some of their creations and the children's descriptions...
|"a big one-eyed monster ... grrrrr"|
|"a huge beautiful flower"|
|"a big tall tree"|
|"a fruit tree with love"|
And one young girl worked so long with such focus to create this lovely new year's message.
|"for my door"|
Happy New Year!
Wishing you all the best for 2016.
Labels: eco-art, nature kids