Making nature confetti is a fun, eco-friendly activity you can do outdoors in the fresh air with your little folk.
“Ohhh look at this one!” I recently took our nieces to a lovely coastal park for a play. Both girls love exploring nature and together we decided to collect some fallen leaves.
There were so many colours and shapes to explore with them. After morning tea I pulled out a few of my paper shape punchers.
There were gasps!! “What are thooose Aunty!?” I showed the girls how to slide the leaf into the opening and push down and “magic” happens with a cut out shape appears in our leaf and another held with in the belly of the punch.
Well that was it! They were punching leaves like there was no tomorrow, noticing the different textures and patterns as they worked!!
If making nature confetti is an experience you’d love to try, paper punches or craft punches are available from craft and department stores.
I do have some similar to these ones from Kmart. My 5yr old niece could manipulate these quite ok, though they do take quite a bit of finger and thumb strength.
Spotlight sell an ‘easier to use’ version with the Fiskars range. My 3 yr old niece could easily push these punches with a larger lever and was so satisfied when creating, “Look star leaves Aunty!”
(Speaking of leaves, look at these gorgeous punches from Lia Griffith)
(As mentioned before -please note – some plants are very poisonous, so be aware of what plants in your region can be harmful)
Making nature confetti is fun! So fun that I now carry a couple of shape punches in my handbag.
Who needs lip gloss when you can make confetti right!!??!
Have you made confetti? I’d love to know!
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