The met office forecasts good weather this weekend. Get some fresh air in the local park or wood......give your kids a ziplock bag to collect some leaves, twigs and anything that catches their eye. There's plenty to explore with autumn here.
1. CD Case Nature Collage
Use pva glue or double sided tape to attach your finds onto a piece of card which fits inside the cd case. Pop it in - ta-dah! Framed and ready to display on a shelf, or blue tac it to the wall.....you can also try writing you name with broken twigs.
2. Shimmering CD Suncatcher
Punch a hole through the top of the cd - with a bradawl or similar, thread some
invisible thread or cotton to hang it. It's ready for your child to encrust with anything shiny - jewels, sequins, sweet wrappers. Hang it in the window or from a branch in the garden - watch it spin and shimmer when the autumn sun catches it!
I road-tested these two projects recently at The Wood School, where Charlie, my six year old spends one day a week with twenty or so 5-11 year olds. I'll be blogging more about this special place soon! Take a look at the link if you are interested in 'learning in the woods'. Have a great weekend all!
Hello! I'm Diane Pagan blogging from Manchester, UK.