May: Willow Crowns and Natural Dyeing Experiments

May was all about willow and natural dyeing.

We made windy boppers from willow wreaths strung with strips of fabric dyed by the kids with natural dyes. We fashioned some ornamental dragonflies out of willow, which look great in the garden.

We lit the fire and made some sweet corn fritters, yum!

The children played with the hammock and experimented with some woodwork tools.

Thanks to all new and returning parents who attended, we look forward to seeing you next time!

        

Cody Dock Spring Launch Event

We participated in the Spring Launch Event last Saturday and brought some activities for the children to do. All around a lovely sunny day for the kids to go wild! This craft was inspired by the Ojos de Dios (a craft and spiritual object – read more here) originating from indigenous people of the Americas.

 

March 2017: Springtime and Solar Energy!

During our March workshop, we lashed branches to make a giant weaving loom for wool and things the children could find along the river. We have not finished the loom, but we’ll be completing it in the next few sessions.

We cooked popcorn on the fire and fresh mint tea. We played some games to shake the cobwebs off, made a hammock that kept the children busy for a good couple of hours.

We really enjoyed the warmth coming from the sunshine and the good company!