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Environmental Craft Activities

Jewellery Pot

Pot

You need:

Das™ (white, air-drying clay available from craft shops – Das is pliable enough for young hands to manipulate); 485g per three students; spray paint.

What to do:

(Alternatively, students paint their pots and when dry, glue on shells or nuts and seeds.)

Brooches

Brooches

You need:

Plywood shapes and findings (found in craft shops) or else cut shapes from card and tape safety pins to the back; PVA glue; glue gun; paint; small objects found in the environment – either natural or built.

What to do:

Enviro Creature

Enviro Creature
This activity will take two lessons, since the first lesson will involve the collection of environmental materials to use.

You will need:

Leaves, nuts, seeds, small twigs, stones, flowers, clean feathers etc.; strong glue; scissors; strong backing board, for example an old recycled cardboard box; ‘googly’ eyes if used; thick black marker pen.

What to do:

Nature Scene

Nature Scene

You need:

A3 white card; diluted inks, dyes or paints; PVA glue; dry leaves, bark, nuts, grasses (perhaps collected on a nature walk).

What to do:

Box Masks

Mask

You need:

Large cardboard boxes (one per eight students); razor trimmer; paper punch; paper; PVA glue; paint.

What to do:

‘Let’s Get Potty’

You will need:

pot
A container suitable for a pot, for example an old margarine container or yoghurt container; good quality potting mix; a scoop; a cutting from a plant (a succulent is a good choice since these are waterwise plants, easily grown and able to survive neglect); thick paint; cut-outs from magazines or old cards; strong glue; scissors; environmental materials.
Make sure the pot has a drainage hole in the bottom to allow the excess water to run out.

What to do: