The kids are constantly picking up bits and pieces when we are out on our walks, so we generally have an abundance of twigs, seed-heads and pine-cones scattered around our kitchen - after all you never know when you might need an interesting twig!
When the lovely weather we have been having ended here last week, my daughter and I decided it was a good opportunity to have an after school crafting session, and give some of them a more permanent home.
First my daughter worked out a rough idea for the pictures. She wanted to make dragonflies for one, and owls for the other.
As you can see we had a couple of 3D picture frames that we decided to use, but there is no reason why you couldn't do the same thing in the lid of a shoe box or similar.
She had the idea of using some marine gravel we had tucked away, as a background for her dragonflies, so she covered the board with a thick layer of PVA glue and scattered in on top. Once it was dry she simply tipped the excess off. For the Owl picture she used charcoal to darken the background a little.