DIY Gift Idea for Young Explorers – Nature Craft Box

I have a couple of nephews, plus Winston to think about this Christmas, so instead of getting them a vehicle of some description, I thought I would create each of them a nature craft box. I’ve selected nine crafty projects that I will include in the box – each in a separate bag with materials and instructions. Project number ten will be a list of more ideas to get them more involved with nature. I’ve started collecting things and can’t wait to put it all together. I hope they like it!

toddler nature boxAll images are courtesy of Pinterest. 

1. Walnut boats

2. Animal leaf crowns

3. Cork boats

4. Pine cone elves

5. Stone animals

6. Bird feeders

7. Aquarium in a jar

8. Paper plate rainbow

9. Peg aeroplane

If the idea of making one causes you to panic (!) – there are places online where you can buy pre-made nature boxes. Thimble & Twig is one of them…and they just happen to be stunning!

E xx



  1. julie
    18th October 2014 / 4:07 pm

    what a lovely idea my 10 year old son would love this as would my 3 year old daughter but with some more simple projects, A very clever idea and I am sure will be loved by the 3 boys you are putting it together for.

    • 18th October 2014 / 10:47 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment. Let me know of you go ahead and make one! Would like to hear what you put in! x

  2. 20th October 2014 / 5:03 pm

    That is such a great idea, I love it! x

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