The kids used some of their free time over their winter break to tinker. Inspired by the movie Tinker Bell, which they saw during the break for the first time, they went outdoors to gather their materials.
Some of their materials turned out to be a bit too large to bring inside, but most fit inside their gathering box without any trouble. They brought in sticks, leaves, and rocks.
Once inside, they added a few man-made materials: scissors, tape, markers, stamps, yarn, and fabric scraps.
Emma soon turned an empty cereal box into a squirrel nest. She added a small hat and various articles of squirrel clothing made from paper scraps and fabric scraps. She also turned sticks into fishing poles and signs.
Johnny made a blanket for his baby doll, who he then put to sleep.
Lily decided that was a great idea – and with a tiny amount of assistance, her baby soon had a blanket too!
I’m hoping to see a LOT of nature crafting this spring and summer!