First: Collect some bits and pieces. (Look around you, what can you see? Sticks, stones, fallen leaves and flowers, pinecones, bits of bark, berries, moss, feathers). Take care what you collect, watch out for stinging nettles or poisonous plants e.g yew berries; don’t pick flowers, you want to leave things as close to how you found them for other people to enjoy; use a basket/box/bag to carry bits in).
- Can you find things of different colours?
- Or different Sizes? e.g tiny fluffy feathers or larger magpie feathers.
- Shapes? a deep lobed sycamore leaf or a long thin willow leaf.
- Textures? E.g. a soft reed head, a spiky teasel head or a bumpy alder nut.