Spring/  Earrach

April in Ireland.

The book of Irish poetry by Graves, Alfred Perceval, 1846-1931

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The book of Irish poetry by Graves, Alfr

​Spring Crafts

Easter/ Spring Equinox

  • Birds nest using dried grass or cleavers. 

  • Clay eggs rolled in flour. 

  • Clay eggs dried and painted and hung around the garden as a finding game.

  • Egg shells painted and glued to paper/card as a collage.

  • Clay birds using feathers.

  • Natural print easter eggs

  • Dying Eggs

Flowers/ leaves/ sticks

  • Hape zome (plant printing) with fresh leaves and flowers. 

  • Magic wands (sticks with wool/leaves/ ribbon hanging from it tied on or with making tape)

  • leaf printing (paint the back of leaves and use as a stamp/ print on stones/ fabric/ card. 

  • Daffodils (made from egg boxes pained yellow and taped to a stick)

  • Painting with dandelions, using them as a paintbrush with natural paint on to paper or fabric.

  • Rushes cut into tiny parts (glue onto card/ fabric to make designs.)

  • Rushes/ bull rushes/ reeds used as beads using a darning needle.

  • Seed planting.

  • Painting with dandelions, using them as a paintbrush with natural paint on to paper or fabric.

Bugs

  • Bug Hunt using magnifying glasses.

  • Bug hotel repair.

  • Caterpillar and butterfly (masking tape stuck on to a stick backward then add small leaves/petals first to make a caterpillar, have them munch around the garden then add big leaves to turn into a butterfly.)

  • Worms made from soil/ clay.

  • Worm holes/houses for them to live in.  

Games

  • Sleeping fawn game (faun freezes and wolf come to find and makes them move/laugh, tenth fawn becomes a wolf)

  • Bird nest game (baby birds make a nest then they fly around having fun when they hear mama shout food they have to run back to the nest. )

  • Swallow and Midge game (Like stuck in the mud but swallows after the midges.)

  • Watching out for the bird’s swallows/cuckoos returning.

Foraging

  • Make spring nettle tea or soup. 

  • Nettle/ spinach/ cleaver/ wild garlic pesto.

  • Cleaver Juice.

  • Sorel salad

  • Dandelion lemonade

  • Dandelion fritters.