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A Nature Adventure Kit – DIY

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The love that Sebastian has for the great outdoors and nature knows no bounds and he has an unrelieved attention span for a 4 year old. When you have children despite all your best efforts the toy situation reaches critical mass long before they can walk and talk so when Joe and I get them gifts for birthdays and Christmas we work really hard to make them things that will engage them for a long time as opposed to nonsense that does nothing but take up space in the house.
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This year I was inspired by an image I saw on Pinterest, after following back links for quite sometime I tracked it back to The Merrythought.  It gave me the idea to create something similar for Sebastian’s birthday this Summer.
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I found a vintage travelling bar case on eBay and decorated it with line drawings using a Posca marker. Sebastian loves Stag Beetles so that had to be pride of place on the front of the case.
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Inside I added a few sections with plywood and used an old belt of mine to make a slot for the book.
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The kit was made specifically for Sebastian and his interests and passions you can easily adapt the contents for your child.
Sebastian’s Kit Contained;
  1. A Song Bird Whistle 
  2. A Watercolour Tin
  3. A Portable Microscope (we are in love with this it gets the most use)
  4. Field Guides
  5. A Small Sketchbook
  6. An Outdoor Activity Book 
  7. Binoculars
  8. Bug Box
  9. Mini Flower Press
  10. Small Scissors 
  11. Magnifying Glass
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13 Comments

  1. Reply

    Charli Russon

    September 11, 2018

    This is such an amazing and unique idea. I love your creativity x

  2. Reply

    A Day In The Life Of A Mum Of 6

    September 12, 2018

    This is fantastic, My twins are so inquisitive about nature so this would be an amazing kit for them x

  3. Reply

    Melanies Fab Finds

    September 12, 2018

    This looks like a lovely idea. Mine love exploring nature. They really enjoy finding and catching bugs – me not so much.

  4. Reply

    Lauren Porter

    September 12, 2018

    Aw what a fabulous idea! My daughter would love this – she's so into being outside & nature!

  5. Reply

    Kacie Morgan

    September 12, 2018

    This sounds like the kind of kit I would’ve loved to have for my hands on as a kid!

  6. Reply

    Kara Guppy

    September 12, 2018

    My kids would love this, they love exploring outside

  7. Reply

    Michelle Twin Mum

    September 12, 2018

    This is amazing, you are very talented and what a lucky boy Sebastian is. Mich x

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    Hannah Latoya Bond

    September 13, 2018

    This looks great. I would have loved something like this when I was younger

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    Lauretta At Home And Horizon

    September 14, 2018

    Wow! It's an amazing thing you got in there. I would have used the portable microscope and magnifying glass the most if I had this when I was a kid.

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    Nicolette Lafonseca-Hargreaves

    September 14, 2018

    The microscope is fantastic much better than I thought it would be for the price

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    Nicolette Lafonseca-Hargreaves

    September 14, 2018

    Me too

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    Nicolette Lafonseca-Hargreaves

    September 14, 2018

    Thank you he loves it he says he is a discoverer in training

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    Nicolette Lafonseca-Hargreaves

    September 14, 2018

    Ha I am the same I spent so long desperately not passing on my great fear of spiders and now he loves them

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