Nature Bracelets

Nature Bracelets Lorina

Collect and gather natural materials from the local environment and use them to create and decorate this bracelet.

Materials Needed:

  • Assorted leaves
  • Flowers
  • Sticks
  • Seeds
  • Stapler
  • Cardboard 
  • Glue

What to do:

Cut the cardboard into 10 cm long thin strip.

bracelet step 1

Wrap it around child's wrist to create a bracelet, remove and staple it together.

bracelet step 2

Encourage child to decorate and glue the leaves onto the cardboard bangle to create their nature bracelet.

bracelet step 3

The child has now created their very own nature bracelet!

bracelet step 4 

Hints and Tips:

  • If glue doesn't stick the leaves/flowers etc. you could stapler to staple them on the cardboard bracelet. This enables it too last longer than using glue as the natural items won't fall off. 
  • Aboriginal women gathered and arranged natural materials to make into tradition clothing, jewellery and cooking utensils. Clothing and jewellery that were made with these natural materials were worn by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women during traditional ceremonies.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Establishes hand preference
    Obsrves and imitates adults actions
    Explores materials
    Recognises similarities and differences
    Can follow two or omore directions

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft, Science and Nature
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft, Fine Motor Skills, Sensory Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    2.4: Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment.
    5.4: Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work. 

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Last modified on Saturday, January 23, 2016

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