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.
Age Range: 3+
Duration: less than an hour
Time Of Day: any time
Category: art & creating tool use & traditional crafts
Collect your natural materials.
Children love to use a basket or wooden box for this.
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.