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seed pod creature kids craft homemade
Seed Pod Creatures


Living in Brisbane, I love the exotic flowering trees which add colour across the city. These trees drop interesting seed pods and nuts which make great free craft materials. Seed Pod Creatures are fun and easy to make and are a great way for children to explore natural shapes and textures.



seed pod creatures kids craft
Flame Tree seed pod: beautiful natural shapes and textures


Time: 10 minutes plus seed pod gathering time
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Level: Easy

Materials
A variety of interesting seed pods, nuts etc
Paint
Paintbrush
Strong glue
Glitter and googly eyes to decorate



seed pod creatures kids craft
Very low cost activity


Method
Go for a family walk with a collecting bag and gather some interesting seed pods, nuts etc which have fallen. Spend some time exploring the natural shapes and textures.



seed pod creatures kids craft
We found interesting seed pods which had fallen from this tree and picked one up to make our orange grouper


When back at home, lay out your collection and pick out pieces to make your creatures. Look for shapes that would make good bodies, eyes, legs etc
Paint the creature's body and eyes. You could use a paintbrush or dip and roll the seeds in paint.



seed pod creatures kids craft
Painting the Flame Tree seed pods to make bodies



seed pod creatures kids craft
Nut shells dipped into paint for the eyes


Add glitter when the paint is wet



seed pod creatures kids craft
Now for some glitter


When dried, glue the eyes onto the creature's body. You could use seeds or nuts for eyes or just stick on some fun googly eyes.

Now you can give your creatures names and take them outside to play



seed pod creature kids craft homemade
Seed Pod Grouper



seed pod creatures kids craft
Flame Tree Eels



seed pod creature kids craft
Jacaranda Seed Ray



seed pod creature kids craft
Picabeen Ray


Categories
#Under 5s
#5 to 10's
#Paint
#Natural materials
#Cheap
#Easy
#Glitter
#Googly eyes
#Toys
#Imaginative play
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