Nest Building

nests

After reading ‘The Magic Finger‘ there was a great deal of interest in nest building.

Trying to build a nest with a clothes peg or chopsticks is challenging!

These were created with recycled materials and some bark from peeling sticks.

Cling film, coated with PVA glue lined a disc cone and then strips were pressed across the surface. Each layer was painted with glue. Use sparingly!

Left to dry they peeled from the cling film relatively successfully.

inside nestgroup of nests

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Tea Party Time

After studying different pottery designs I supported some young artists to create their own.

We collected a selection of leaves and flowers.

These were arranged in many different ways until the artists were satisfied with their design.

The natural design was printed.

Every step was photographed and different stages in the process were printed.

The prints became teacups with the help of the wonderful Red Ted Art teacup printable.

These fabulous cups adorned a rather wonderful garden tea party.