Welcome to the FrostArt ‘Outside In’ blog, thank you for joining in. If you have ideas that you would like to try let me know and they could be included.
It would be great to see what is made, so please take pictures of what you make and we can share them here.
Waterproof covering for table or floor
a tray or shoe box
an old basket or container for collecting things outside
Tools and materials
Spoons – large and small
An old blunt knife
A piece of paper, a camera or phone
Pencils and crayons in a box or pencil case
A coat and hat, gloves or sunshade, depending on the weather
A cushion or rug to sit on, if you are going to stay outside.
A board to lean on
A garden fork
A container to collect things
Make a container – This container will be useful for collecting things outdoors or to hold your tools in.
You will need
An old plastic 2 or 5 litre container, deionised water comes in them, tomato feed for gardeners, or liquid soaps.
A long boot lace, with plastic ends
A knitting needle or BBQ skewer
A marker pen – Sharpies work well but be careful where you write as they don’t wash off.
Make time about 20 minutes
Draw a line with marker pen round the container, 150mm from base. Cut round the line with scissors, making a hole with the knitting needle might help to start it off.
With the knitting needle or skewer make a hole at each end of the bottle 30mm from top of the container.
Keep the plastic lid, and put it in the container you have made.
Make a picture frame
You will need
Some stiff paper or cardboard – an old cereal box will work
A ruler or envelope
A pencil or pen
Make time about 10 minutes
Draw a square on the plain side of the card, use an envelope or another piece of card for straight lines if you haven’t got a ruler nearby.
Now you can go out collecting with both the things you have made.
Use the container when you are ready to go back inside you might pick up a few things to take indoors, put them carefully in your container using the plastic lid if it is crawly or squirmy.
Always put creatures back outside when you have looked at them, they prefer to live outdoors where you found them.