30 Days Wild Days 28 to 30 Wild Weaving, Leaf Rubbing & Dragonflies

Day 28 Wild Weaving

For Day 28 we thought we would have a go at Wild Weaving.  This is usually done on a flat surface with string and then intertwining plant material.

 

wild art

 

Ours was going to be slightly different by weaving string around the branches of a corkscrew willow.

plant material

 

We had quite a few pieces of material left over from some of the earlier challenges.  Adding ivy,clematis and other climbing plants seemed a good idea.

wild weaving

 

This is how our weaving turned out.  Quite artistic we thought.  Will certainly try this again.

 

Day 29 Leaf Rubbing

I don’t ever remember having a go at leaf rubbing with my son when he was younger.  So he was keen to have a go now.  We found leaves from the garden ad Bushy Park to use.  Those from trees and shrubs seemed to be best as they had the most defined veins.

We used just ordinary crayons and the rubbing was really effective.  We have placed the rubbings on the window so they are acting as a blind to the outside, with light reflection coming through.

 

leaf rubbing

 

leaf rubbing

leaf rubbing

Day 30 Dragonflies

For our final challenge we make dragonflies from sycamore seeds (the ones that fall from the trees like mini helicopter blades).

dragonflies

 

For the body we used straw to add colour, but you could use twigs.  The eyes are peppercorns.  We used a staple and cellotape to assemble.  We hope they look like dragonflies.

 

dragonflies

 

We are linking up this post to Country kids at Coombe Mill because this is what we have been. Take a look there to see what others have been up to this week & also search the hashtag #30dayswild.

 

 

 

 

 

3 Responses to 30 Days Wild Days 28 to 30 Wild Weaving, Leaf Rubbing & Dragonflies

  1. Coombe Mill - Fiona July 2, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

    I love the idea of nature weaving. I think this is something we might try. I have some lovely long grass which would work really well. I might show the kids with paper then get them trying with grass. Thank you for the inspiration. The leaf rubbings is something we’ve not done in ages too and the dragonflies are very cute. I have some tin can dragonflies I’ve been making coming out on the blog on Monday. I’ve loved seeing your 30 days wild ideas.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  2. Merlinda Little ( @pixiedusk) July 4, 2016 at 10:31 am #

    I love the dragonflies! We did this challenge as well and its amazing way to go out with kids. Its so sad that its finish but we promise to #staywild =)

    #countrykids

  3. Heidi July 4, 2016 at 9:05 pm #

    What great ideas. I love the wild weaving-very artistic!

    #countrykids