As we have been having a rather mild and pleasant October, the plan had been to head to the wildflower meadow for some nature crafts (for the biggies) and messy mud and potion play (for the wee wildlings). All was going to a plan until about 30 minutes before hand when the rain started and a rather stormy/miserable looking weather front loomed on the horizon. Therefore, last minute changes and hurried messages were sent out and we set up base camp at no. 58! (at least there was coffee to be had there!)
We had lots of lovely acorns (collected from non other than the oldest oak around up in Birnam) as well as pine cones, oak leaves, dog wood, willow and a selection of wool to create some dream catchers, acorn webs or anything else that took the fancy of our crafty, creative group!
In the meantime, the wee wildlings got into the spirit of Halloween with some potion making! We had fire water (vinegar), powdered cobwebs (bicarbonate of soda), slime (washing up liquid) and some spooky colours (food colouring). The shrieks and whoops of delight as the potions bubbled up over the mini cauldrons was very much in keeping with the spirit of the activity!
Plenty of biscuits and cups of tea and coffee and some marvellous nature creations later, it was time to wrap another super session.
If the weather permits, we will be heading for a welly wander, nature crafts and some hot chocolate.
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