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Creative Things To Make With Sticks & Leaves

I love autumn, when the leaves start to fall and everywhere is full of colour. We went out this morning and collected as many leaves, sticks and pinecones as we could find. The kids all love collecting things as they walk so it really helps us stay out longer and then when we get home there are all either used for small world play or in crafts!

Easy Forest Crafts for Kids - crafts with pinecones, leaves and sticks #forestschool #forestcrafts #stickcrafts #stonecrafts #outdoorcrafts

LEAF PEOPLE PEGS

It’s probably fairly obvious how we created these leaf people pegs. I’m so pleased with how they came out. They did dry out quite quickly though, so definitely one to play with immediately.

peg leaf people

PAINTING ON PINECONES

It’s always nice to paint on something other than paper. Pinecones are especially fun to paint on as there are lots of nooks and crannies to get the paint into.

Pinecone painting is one of our favourite autumn activities.

pinecone crafts

MINI STICK DENS

Mini outdoor dens are also great fun to make. We added little characters and sometimes leaves or bits of cloth over the top.

stick den

MAGIC WANDS

Forest crafts don’t come much easier than this simple magic wand

Magic wand

WILD POTIONS

Wild potions are easy to make using flowers or other things collected from the garden or forest.

Try adding some baking soda and vinegar for some fizzy fun.

potion

COUNT AND SORT STICKS AND LEAVES

Sticks and leaves have lots of features that make them fun to sort and count.

MAKE A STICKMAN

Stickman us one of our favourite books, so when we’re out and about we’re always looking for stickman shaped sticks. If you can’t find the perfect stick though you can use elastic bands to make your own.

We did manage to find the perfect Stickman stick one day and he’s been a happy member of the household ever since!

Homemade Stickman in the snow
Easy stickman

WEAVING

Weaving in the forest

WEATHER FORECASTING WITH PINECONES

Did you know you can use pinecones to predict the weather?

 

DRAWING LEAF PEOPLE

These were so much fun to draw and great for observing over time as we watched them start to crumple up as they dried out.

Leaf Drawing #leafcrafts #leaftcraftsforkids

Written by Duong Duong

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