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Skipton Primary School - Vic

Year 6

Teacher: Georgie Green

Nature Creatures

By Grade 2 Skipton Primary School

Collecting time

Step 1: Find a beautiful natural environment to collect materials. We chose our local lake park. It is important not to collect materials from botanical gardens or National Parks.

Step 2: Collect materials such as pinecones, banksia seed pods, conifers, leaves, gum blossoms, gumnuts, twigs, acorns, bark and pine needles. It is important not to tear materials off plants or trees, collect them from the ground instead. Optional extra, you could also collect any rubbish and bring it back to school.

Step 3: If materials are damp leave them to dry.

Making time

Step 4: You will need the materials you have collected, a table covering, some craft glue and an adult with a hot glue-gun.

Step 5: Select some materials and plan how your creature will look. Choose bigger items like pinecones and banksia seed pods for your creature’s body, smaller items for features and things such as bark for its base.

Step 6: Using the craft glue attach your creature’s smaller features to the body. You will need to hold them in place for 30 seconds or so until the glue is dry. You will need to use the hot glue to attach the bigger features.

Step 7: Leave to dry, pack up and return any left-over materials where you found them.

Step 8: Name your creature and enjoy their company.

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