How to weave a Tsikuri (Ojo de Dios or God’s Eye)

One of my favourite crafts to do with kids is this simple activity, weaving squares on crossed sticks. Often called god’s eyes, tsikuri (sometimes spelt ‘tzixuri’ or ‘sikuli’ ) are woven diamond-shapes, made by winding wool in a simple pattern around four crossed sticks. There’s nothing else to it –…

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How to make a conker god’s eye

Making conker god’s eye is a great way to make use of the autumn conker bounty, and a really fun and easy craft. All you need are some conkers, sticks, and wool, and something pointy for making holes. Making conker god’s eye is a great way to make use of…

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How to make a twiggy dragonfly!

Make a dragonfly out of a stick for some simple twig crafting fun! This easy dragonfly craft is a great nature activity for kids of all ages. Using just some sticks, paint, and scraps of fabric, we made beautiful dragonflies and damselflies, and found out about these amazing creatures at…

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How to paint a realistic and beautiful bird egg

Have you got a hankering to paint a bird egg, but think it might be too hard? It’s actually easier than you might think to paint a picture of a real bird’s egg. With a little bit of practice you can create reproductions of a whole range of bird eggs…

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How to make a wooden needle from a stick

These little wooden needles are great for things like darning, knitting, nålbinding, tapestry or anything you would use a blunt needle for. I use them for weaving projects in my forest school classes, and as they are so easy to make, I often get the kids to make their own….

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How to Make a Pinecone Robin

This sweet pinecone robin makes a lovely, forest school inspired Christmas decoration, and is easy enough for even very small children to make. This Christmas nature activity is pefect for a forest school session, or for some home crafting after a winter walk.

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How to Make a Bottle Brush Tree

It is so easy to make a bottle brush tree to use for an upcycled Christmas decoration, and the results are a million times more adorable than the shop-bought kind. The process is really quick and simple, and you can customise your trees by using different textures and colours of…

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Moon Rocket Forest School Activities

These moon rocket forest school activities are perfect for outdoor learning and play with a space theme. As I’m a bit (okay, a lot!) of a space nerd, I was really excited when one of my sessions coincided with the Artemis 1 moon mission launch. I wasn’t going to be…

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How to make beautiful air-dry clay leaf bowls

Find out how to make these simple yet beautify little air-dry clay leaf bowls with this quick tutorial. This is such a simple activity that I even do it with preschool and primary age children at my forest school sessions. And yet, while it is so easy to do, the…

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How to make a flapping bat mobile

This flapping bat mobile looks like it is flying as it flaps it’s wings over and over again with just one tug on its pull cord! Made from a few simple materials, and using pennies as weights, this is a great project for older children to make, but younger ones…

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