Trash 2 Treasure – July

Posted on July 5th, 2015 - Fiona

Welcome to the first ever Trash 2 Treasure Link up as sponsored by our friends at Duck Tape Colours. I’d love you to read what we have been upcycling and if you have a post to add please join me. All the linky guidelines are here if you fancy joining me.

The Fishing Game with Natural Resources

 

Fishing Game from Nature

 

This was one of my first Activity Hour games and is perfect with preschool age children. Fishing with the safety of no water and no real fish but a great lesson in role play and imagination. I have found little ones take to this really easily and can be totally involved in the setting up as well as the game itself and it really is a no cost option. It would work well in the garden or for a bit of fun at a picnic in the park as all the items can be acquired from nature during your outing.

What you’ll need:-

  • A picnic blanket – to make your pond, ideally in a bluish colour.
  • A stick – to become the fishing rod
  • Some sticky weed – to be the fishing line
  • Some leaves – to use as the fish.
    1. We found that Ferns worked well as the fish shaped leaves as their texture worked best with the sticky weed however we had some success with other leaves and flowers too.

What You'll Need Nature Fishing

 

Method:-

  1. Collect all the items needed (we had a walk around the farm beforehand to find out where the things we needed to find were).
  2. Lay out the picnic blanket with space around the edges to stand and fish
  3. Wrap one end of the sticky weed around an end of the stick (so that when you hold it, it hangs down like a fishing rod).
  4. Lay the ‘fish’ leaves out on the blanket so that they’re all spread out
  5. See how many you can catch!

 

Method for Natural Fishing

A few fun additions to try out:-

  • You can only go on the picnic blanket if you pretend to swim
  • If you didn’t want to use leaves you could use material cut into fish shapes (however the material would have to work well with the sticky weeds)
  • Make it a friendly competition to see who could catch the most
  • Turn it into a learning experience by asking them to count the fish or about the different plants.
  • Make the collecting of the items into a scavenger hunt with a tick list to work from.

Kids playing the Fishing Game

 

Joining in with Trash 2 Treasure

If you have post about something you have made with something from nature or something you would have otherwise have thrown away please come and share on Trash 2 Treasure. The linky will run on the 1st Monday of every month and stay open for the full month. Post can take any format all that matters is that the item made has been upcycled from something of little value or found in nature. Leaves and loo rolls, sticks and staples, there are so many throw away items which, with a little imagination can be turned into something of value. Most of my something from nothing craft tutorials will come from fun keepsakes we have made with the children in our farm activity hour but sometimes I will share bigger upcycling projects from Farmer Nick too. I hope through the linky to acquire some new ideas and I welcome all posts old and new. 

A little extra from the awesome folk at Duck Tape Colours

Trash 2 Treasure sponsored by Duck Tape UK with Coombe Mill Holidays for creative fun.

 

Trash to Treasure is sponsored by Duck Tape Colours, makers of colourful tape to add pattern and sparkle to all your upcycling projects. Our favourite upcycling post each month will receive 3 colourful roles of tape to inspire your next project. Do check out their website for plenty of creative ideas.

 

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Discover Trash 2 Treasure

Posted on June 29th, 2015 - Fiona

A new linky on Upcycling

Trash 2 Treasure the ultimate upcycling linky

 

I have been dithering over this one for nearly a year and finally decided to take the plunge and start a new linky based around upcyling. This all came about from Activity Hour which we run weekly here at the farm. After a year of creating something from nothing crafts and games with the children and sharing the joy they bring as part of my outdoor fun linky Country Kids, I thought it was time to respond to some of the requests I’ve had on how these crafts and games are made. I already have a few ‘how to make’ random posts but my new linky will make them more regular. The linky will cover not just kids’ crafts but any upcycling. Farmer Nick has some wonderful upcycling for house and home I plan to share here and I hope to take inspiration from all who join me too.

Introducing Trash 2 Treasure

The linky for all your upcycling ideas. 

If you have post about something you have made with something from nature or something you would have otherwise have thrown away please come and share on Trash to Treasure. Posts can be kids crafts, adult reclamations turned into something beautiful or useful or even yesterday’s meal turned into something tasty for tomorrow.

 

Farm Crafts made at Coombe Mill from upcycling for the Trash to Treasure Linky

Trash 2 Treasure Linky Guidelines

The linky will run on the 1st Monday of every month and stay open for the full month. The first link up will be Monday 6th July 2015.

    1. Posts can take any format, all that matters is that the item made has been upcycled from something of little value or found in nature.
      • Leaves and Loo Rolls, Sticks and staples, there are so many throw away items which, with a little imagination can be turned into something of value.

    2. Please grab my lovely new badge so others can find your posts from the linky too. 


  1. Please visit and comment on a few other posts on the linky. It’s the best way to develop new ideas yourself and encourage other’s back to your post.

  2. Maximum 4 posts per month – she says optimistically!

  3. Optional – ask to join my Pinterest board and pin your post.

       Follow Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays’s board Trash 2 Treasure. on Pinterest.   

   

My commitment to you

  1. I will read and comment on every post linked up to Trash 2 Treasure
     
  2. Use hashtag #Trash2Treasure on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and I will retweet or like and leave a comment.

  3. I will promote all who link with me at least once during the month to my 9000 twitter followers.

  4. I will comment on all who pin to the Pinterest board.

That's it, please come and join me on my upcycling journey and lets all enjoy sharing ideas for making something from nothing, or turning Trash 2 Treasure. If you've never tried upcycling, pop over to the linky from Monday the 6th July anyway and see what it's all about. Hopefully it won't just be my posts! 

 


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