Cardboard nature frames
Add a different focus to exploring outside!
What you'll need
- some keen explorers!
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Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:
- leave no trace
Health & Safety Considerations
Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:
- using tools
Step #1 Mark on your design
After sourcing some pieces of cardboard, choose your theme/image and paint on a design that allows for a 'viewing hole'. Children can decorate/paint their own and be involved in the design process.
Step #2 Cut out the viewing hole
This is a bit tricky and children may need adult support. Thinner cardboard such as cereal packets are easier to cut.
You may need to touch up the paint work after cutting.
Step #3 Ready to go!
Easy peasy - now they are ready to use! Can you:
- find signs of new growth?
- spot anything yellow?
- find something with 6 legs?
- find a spot to sit and spend a few minutes to see what crawls into your view
Take it further:
- add a personal touch and decorate your viewer too
- write a list of what you have seen
Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.