Hanging treasure decoration
A simple autumnal activity to remind you of the season and all its glorious colours. Slightly different technique to our leaf mobile.
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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:
- source of natural materials
Health & Safety Considerations
Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:
- collecting natural materials
- tool use
What you'll need
- cotton thread/string
- natural materials
- collecting basket
- willow whip
- softwood hand drill/palm drill
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Collect your natural materials.
Children love to use a basket or wooden box for this.
Use a palm drill to make holes in any larger materials collected.
See our Guide to palm drills for more detailed information on using a palm drill.
Cut a piece of cotton to the length of the decoration you require.
Thread the cotton onto one of the needles.
Begin by threading a large item, conkers or acorns are ideal, onto the end of your cotton.
Fix the object by bringing the thread around the outside of the object and back onto the strand of cotton – this way the object can’t slip off a knot simply tied on the end.
Once you’ve threaded your autumnal treasures onto the cotton finish off with a simple loop at the top to hang it from.
Take It Further:
- make 4 or 5 more decoration strands and attach them to a willow hoop or “X” shape of wood to make an autumnal mobile
- try different seasons to see how your treasures change.
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.