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Muddy Faces

Cardboard nature frames

Add a different focus to exploring outside!

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Introduction

Really simple and fun; custom make your very own frames! Create any themed frame you like.

What can you see today?!


What you'll need

  • cardboard
  • scissors
  • paint/pen
  • some keen explorers!

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    Environmental Considerations

    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
    What's New

    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.

    What's New

    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.

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    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.



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