Just a little taste of the joys of art & creating outdoors.
Creativity can blossom outside the confines of four walls or a screen - literally thinking outside the box!
Let nature be the inspiration - the weather, the sky, the plants and trees and landscape around you, the noises or the quiet.
Manipulate and investigate natural materials while creating with them - feel the bark against your finger tips, gently hold a flower without crushing the petals, get berry juice on your hands, smell the earth, hear leaves rustling.
Use arts and crafts activities to create beautiful objects, but don't judge them for their beauty, judge them for the senses and the process.
Use arts and crafts activities as a vehicle for discussions, about what you are doing and how it makes you feel, or about anything and everything else - making in a group, concentrating and focussing, can allow conversation to ebb and flow and follow its own course.
These are just some of the joys of art and creating outdoors.