All you need to take part in this fun nature activity are leaves, grasses and sticks and some string. You can try nature weaving in your own space, or outside, maybe while having a picnic or a walk! Afterwards, hang your creation in your garden or in a window.
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a crafting activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities.
Why does this make a difference?
This is a creative and sensory activity that helps people learn by engaging with nature and using their senses to connect with their surroundings, exploring touch and different textures while supporting independent choice.
How to do this activity
What you’ll need
- Four sticks, roughly the same length
- A collection of things found in nature which are quite flexible and bendy, like leaves, grasses and feathers
- You can make this simpler or more complicated by changing the number of strings you tie
- If doing this activity whilst out on a walk, you can make things easier by bringing pre-cut lengths of string
- Use coloured yarn for a different effect
- Try making the frame a different size or shape, like a triangle