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Leaf Confetti Nature Wands

We made some lovely nature confetti wands that I want to share with you today. With cardboard in abundance at the moment I really like to reuse as much of it as possible and it's great to be able to use some of it for crafting with the children. 

I cut out 4 stars using my Cricut machine and after a walk at Dudmaston National Trust recently we collected some leaves and sticks. You may have seen this outing as I shared it over on Instagram. The children enjoyed throwing the leaves around and I got some lovely slow motion videos of them playing. 

A really simple activity idea where the children added some PVA glue to their cardboard stars and sprinkled down some leaf confetti. The confetti created with leaves is a really lovely resources for crafting actually so I shall definitely be collecting some more over the coming weeks to make more of that for our crafting sessions. 

Once the PVA had dried and the confetti was all secured down I used my glue gun to attach them to the twigs we had collected. Thicker sticks and the straighter you can get them the better. When they are straight you can secure more of the stick to the star to make them more sturdy. 

My boys in particular are quite heavy handed but they have stood the test of time and we have had no casualties with them thankfully. They all remain in tact. 

We took them out on our next nature walk. I love this time here in the UK. The days are cooler now but when you have a lovely day like today where the sky is blue I could walk for miles and miles. 

Lets see this activity in action:

The children took their wands and enjoyed running around, casting their spells. 

Something very simple, is cost nothing at all and it was really enjoyed. We shall keep the nature wands in the car so we can use them on our outings over the next few weeks. The leaves I have had them cut up as confetti for 3 weeks now and they have kept really well. 

If you give this a go I would really love to see your creations! You can share them with me over on social media! 

Have fun everyone!

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