Monday, 10 September 2018

A Nature Adventure Kit - DIY

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The love that Sebastian has for the great outdoors and nature knows no bounds and he has an unrelieved attention span for a 4 year old. When you have children despite all your best efforts the toy situation reaches critical mass long before they can walk and talk so when Joe and I get them gifts for birthdays and Christmas we work really hard to make them things that will engage them for a long time as opposed to nonsense that does nothing but take up space in the house.
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This year I was inspired by an image I saw on Pinterest, after following back links for quite sometime I tracked it back to The Merrythought.  It gave me the idea to create something similar for Sebastian's birthday this Summer.
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I found a vintage travelling bar case on eBay and decorated it with line drawings using a Posca marker. Sebastian loves Stag Beetles so that had to be pride of place on the front of the case.
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Inside I added a few sections with plywood and used an old belt of mine to make a slot for the book. 
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The kit was made specifically for Sebastian and his interests and passions you can easily adapt the contents for your child.

Sebastian's Kit Contained;
  1. A Song Bird Whistle 
  2. A Watercolour Tin
  3. A Portable Microscope (we are in love with this it gets the most use)
  4. Field Guides
  5. A Small Sketchbook
  6. An Outdoor Activity Book 
  7. Binoculars
  8. Bug Box
  9. Mini Flower Press
  10. Small Scissors 
  11. Magnifying Glass 

13 comments:

  1. This is such an amazing and unique idea. I love your creativity x

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  2. This is fantastic, My twins are so inquisitive about nature so this would be an amazing kit for them x

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  3. This looks like a lovely idea. Mine love exploring nature. They really enjoy finding and catching bugs - me not so much.

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    1. Ha I am the same I spent so long desperately not passing on my great fear of spiders and now he loves them

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  4. Aw what a fabulous idea! My daughter would love this - she's so into being outside & nature!

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  5. This sounds like the kind of kit I would’ve loved to have for my hands on as a kid!

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  6. My kids would love this, they love exploring outside

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  7. This is amazing, you are very talented and what a lucky boy Sebastian is. Mich x

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    1. Thank you he loves it he says he is a discoverer in training

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  8. This looks great. I would have loved something like this when I was younger

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  9. Wow! It's an amazing thing you got in there. I would have used the portable microscope and magnifying glass the most if I had this when I was a kid.

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    1. The microscope is fantastic much better than I thought it would be for the price

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