Make it Wild!

Make it Wild! by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield

101 Things to Make and Do Outdoors

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780711228856
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Buy from an Online Retailer
$24.95 $19.96 / £16.99 £13.59

Following Nature's Playground and Going Wild, the authors once again lure kids away from computers and the TV into the natural world, this time to have a go at making their own entertainment from whatever is available outdoors.

This book is about looking at natural materials in a new light and discovering how they can be used creatively. It shows children from eight upwards, including teenagers - and their parents - how to make anything from a cricket bat to an ice lantern, and enjoy expeditions, games and parties outdoors - all with the emphasis firmly on fun.

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, the book helps youngsters to open their eyes and use their imaginations, and to discover the wonder and value of 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 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. 
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.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, 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. Their other titles for Frances Lincoln are Go Wild (9780711229396), Make it Wild (9780711228856), Nature's Playground (9780711224919), and Run Wild! (9780711231726).

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780711228856
Illustrations: 200 colour illustrations and photographs
Size: 9.646 in x 0.379 in x 7.559 in / 245 mm x 9.63 mm x 192 mm
Edition: Flexibind

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


Flaming balloons

Make it from clay

Working with wild clay

Decorative tiles

Pinch pots


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


Paper making

Leaf plates and bowls

Pewter casting


Making a leather purse

Natural mobiles and windchimes

Further information