Little Green Heroes

Nature Weaving

Want to get your Little Green Hero exploring in the great outdoors? If so, have them forage for leaves, feathers, flowers and more that they can weave into their own piece of art. This craft idea is a great way to hone their fine motor skills as they create something to be proud of!

The Little Green Lesson: No waste, nature play


  • Scrap cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Yarn/string/twine
  • Sticky tape
  • ‘Long’ items found in nature (long grass, flowers with their stems, leaves, feathers, rosemary etc.)


  1. Cut a rectangle shape from the scrap cardboard. Keep it small and achievable for kids while they’re learning.

  2. Cut slits about 2cm from the short edges of the rectangle, making sure they’re evenly spaced.

  3. Thread a piece of yarn through a slit and across to the adjacent slit, securing the yarn at the back with tape. Make sure the yarn is tight, but not too tight that the cardboard buckles. Repeat for all slits.

  4. Head outside and collect your long items found in nature.

  5. Begin weaving your findings over and under the yarn, from one end to the other.

    Young children will make mistakes and need your help, but try your best to let them have a go themselves as much as possible. Have fun!