Last week I wasn’t very well, we decided to stay local and near the house as I was feeling under the weather. (I later find out that I have a bout of tonsillitis – ouchie!)
However, after being confined to the house for a couple of days we decided to go out for a short walk and get some fresh air.
We only walked around the block but we were amazed at the amount of wildlife and autumnal scenery we saw just outside our front door.
From blackberries to caterpillars and red berries to squirrels. We found conkers and helicopter leaves, fire leaves and magical twig wands.
We played in the small play park, which we always drive past on the way home and went tree climbing in the grassy area next to our house.
Our walk ended following the path back to our house and we collected leaves and bits of ‘nature’ to take back with us and make some land art.
My mummy joins in with a crafty #somum Twitter make-date every month organised by Pippa at Story of Mum. So we used our collected leaves to join in with this months activity, making Natural Mandalas.
Mandalas are produced by repeating patterns in order to create a bit of art. It’s great for relaxation and is very therapeutic. We often find cool activities though our #Somum make dates. It’s nice we can make use of the leaves we’ve collected.
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We laid out our bounty and made pretty shapes on the carpet. I helped make the conker heart while my mummy added the leaves and embellished with twigs and berries. We had a really good time collecting our items and making our land art.
Next time we are out and about we’re going to make one on the grass in the park for someone else to find and hopefully it will brightening up their day.
It’s a really good free activity to do with children and gets them outside playing and foraging (a bit like a treasure hunt) and it’s great for their creativity afterwards when they make some art with what they’ve collected.
We’ll be doing this again at Christmas to see what we can find 🙂
Love Bella x