Get creative with nature

Be a garden explorer

This week we have ideas for nature-spotting from home. Make a carton bird feeder, build a bug hotel and see what animals come and go in your garden with a homemade footprint box.

Bug hotel

Join Katie from the City of London Learning Team, to learn how to make a bug hotel out of cardboard, string and natural objects. Check up on it each week to see what bugs move in.

Animal footprints

Be an outdoor explorer

Nature is especially colourful in autumn. Create your own colourful collection with an egg box colour hunt or preserve summer flowers with your own flower press.

It's fun to spend time outdoors, why not make your own shelter then go on a bug hunt. Katie from the Open Spaces Learning Team shows you how in these videos.

Make a den

Be a bug hunter

Make eco art

Join Katie from the City of London Learning Team to make a piece of Eco-art using natural materials like feathers, twigs, leaves and stones found in your own garden.

Watch the video below and download the making a nature mandala PDF for instructions.

Leaf prints

Join Katie from the City of London Learning Team to discover how to make amazing leaf prints in your garden using nothing but leaves, kitchen roll and a rock.

Watch the video below and download the make your own leaf print PDF for instructions.