I love to create nature corners around the house with my son. He is the proud collector of the materials and I am the organizer. This corner is created after reading 'In the Land of Merfolk' by Daniela Drescher my favorite illustrator. It is so lovely to visualize a book together with your child simply using repurposed and natural materials and your imagination.
- large bowl filled with water
- 2 (Mason) jars- terracotta flower bowl
or a glass plate
- hot glue gun
- shell sand
- stones and shells
- plants and flowers
- decoration like gemstones and baskets
- beeswax candle
1 - Glue the terracotta or glass plate onto the bottom of the Mason jar and place it in the bowl.
2 - Surround it by stones. Decorate the top of the second Mason jar with shells, stones or wood using the hot glue gun.
3 - Fill the terracotta plate and the jar with shell sand and fill the bowl with water.
4 - Decorate with plants and flowers to create a magical scene.
5 - Finally light the candle and enjoy the scene reading a related story book.
A small scene like this one is a little world in itself, especially when you connect it to a story book or fairy tale. Make sure to engage your child in every step and you will be able to create something magical out of the most simple materials. Simply using gifts of nature, love and your imagination....