Crafty Creations

Blog post by Maya Riches (guest author) on 05 Mar, 2020
Last Friday was the Crafty Creations event at Hickling where we got to make lots of wildlife themed crafts.
Hibernating newt

Hibernating newt



It was very busy with about 20 children and their parents there – we all had great fun.

First, we went on a short walk around the reserve to look for pieces of natural material to use for our creations.  During the walk we saw deer tracks, a hare which ran out of the reeds and an egret flying over the reserve.

When we got back we made made bees and ladybirds using pine cones, wool and baking paper for the wings, little pots filled with wild flower seeds made from recycled newspaper which you can plant straight into the ground.

We also made hedgehogs out of pine cones, clay and googly eyes, bird nests using clay and the materials we collected and the messiest things were the bird feeders using lard, bird seed, pine cones and string.  I have hung mine up in the garden already.

In one of the pieces of bark that we collected, we found a baby newt hibernating.  We covered him back over and found a good spot for him to sleep in the woods.
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