Make it Wild!

Make it Wild! by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield

101 Things to Make and Do Outdoors

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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780711228856
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Encouraging kids away from computers and the TV into the natural world, this fun-filled book lets them use their imaginations and discover the wonder and value of natural materials, as they have a go at making their own entertainment from whatever is available outdoors. With an emphasis firmly on fun, this activity book is jam-packed with instructions on how to make anything from a cricket bat to an ice lantern, as well as suggestions for expeditions, games and parties outdoors. From making things that fly to playing hay bale games, fashioning monsters from wet clay to trying stone jenga, creating living willow sculptures to making natural jewellery, this is the perfect book to help encourage children to embrace the great outdoors and create amazing fun things from natural materials.

Fiona Danks did a degree in Ecology at Edinburgh University followed by a PGCE in Rural and Environmental Science at Bath College of Higher Education. She worked in environmental education for a number of years, first for the Shropshire Wildlife Trust and then for the Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust, organizing training for teachers and taking groups of children out to nature reserves and other wild sites. She then went on to write books about the Chiltern Hills and the Cotswold Hills while working part-time running activities in a pre-school nursery. She currently runs the Trust for Oxfordshire's Environment, a non-profit making company providing grants for a wide range of community and environmental projects across Oxfordshire. Fiona lives in Watlington in Oxfordshire. Through their website www.goingwild.net Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people.

For more information on how to encourage children to go outdoors, visit Fiona and Jo's website click here

Jo Schofield gained a degree in psychology from Exeter University and began her career working for an educational psychologist in London. After getting involved in the production of a film, she went on to work in the creative department of a TV advertising agency where she began taking still photographs. This led on to her becoming a commercial photographer in Australia and then London. She worked mainly for national editorial magazines such as Country Living. When her children were small she worked in Watlington Primary School and the Dragon school in Oxford, applying her creative knowledge to the classroom with children aged 6-9 years. More recently she has been focusing on writing and photographing for a series of books with co-author Fiona Danks. Jo lives near Watlington in Oxfordshire. Through their website www.goingwild.net Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people.

For more information on how to encourage children to go outdoors, visit Jo and Fiona's website click here

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780711228856
Illustrations: 200 colour illustrations and photographs
Size: 7.559 in x 9.646 in / 192 mm x 245 mm
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Ephemeral art

Beach art

Woodland art

Ice and snow



Outdoor toys

Wooden go-carts

Cricket and rounders bats

Boats and rafts 56

Planes and gliders

Kites

Flaming balloons



Make it from clay

Working with wild clay

Decorative tiles

Pinch pots

Sculptures

Firing clay

Smoke decorating



Make it from wood

Rustic furniture

Driftwood sculptures

Twig sculpture

Wild baskets

Withy lanterns



Nature's pigments

Natural paints

Natural dyes



Natural crafts

Jewellery

Paper making

Leaf plates and bowls

Pewter casting

Felting

Making a leather purse

Natural mobiles and windchimes



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