Date : January 20, 2021
Summer school holidays are a chance to relax and get creative.
In Australia, it’s typically when families go away to camp or holiday near the beach.
While outdoor activities are aplenty during summer, it’s good to mix it up with a creative and reflective activity.
This Aussie Bush Rock Weaving craft can be done at home, while on a camping trip or a way to break up the beach day. Best of all it requires very little in terms of materials. Your supplies will be gathered from the surrounding bush – or your own backyard.
Reed type leaves
There are so many different designs you can create with your rock weaving. It will test your fine motor skills as you wrap the rubber bands around your rock to weave through.
The same steps will be applied to each rock design, but the pattern may differ.
- Wrap your rubber bands around the rock. This will create the layer needed for weaving.
- Weave your reed leaves over and under the rubber bands.
You can create a simple weave.
Or you can weave the leaves around to create a symbol.
Alternatively, you could tie the leaf into a bow so the rock looks like a present.
When complete, you can display your woven rocks in the garden or bring it home as a souvenir from your summer holiday.
They make the best paperweight when reading a book.
Other Australian Bush Crafts
Crafty Bec is here to help stimulate little imaginations and spark a creative flame in little people. Inspired by May Gibbs’ own passion for creative writing and art, Bec helps educators and mums to embrace nature inspired creativity.