Creating Wild Art in Wild Places

Today's #30DaysWild activity was inspired by something we saw when we were out on our very first #30DaysWild adventure. While we were exploring and making our Sticky Nature Pictures we came across this fab piece of wild art left by someone else. We loved the idea of leaving art for someone else to find, and ever since its been on our random acts of wildness list of things to do.


We created wild art in a wild place for others to find #30DaysWild

Today, inspiration struck, and we knew just where we wanted to leave our little piece of art for others to enjoy. Our favourite place to play is Neigh Bridge Country Park in the Cotswold Water Park. We pond dip here, play pooh sticks and spot wildlife. It's popular with lots of people, especially dog walkers, and there's even the perfect spot for dogs to swim - and this is where we decided to leave our art.


We created wild art in a wild place for others to find #30DaysWild

The spot we chose is actually in the infant Thames River, and although we are down on the river bed, the Thames Path sits above it, so any walkers who look down from the bank will be able to see our little piece of art. Hopefully it'll bring a smile to their faces.


We created wild art in a wild place for others to find #30DaysWild

We were able to collect algae covered stones which looked much darker, simply by looking in the shadows in the same stretch of river.


We created wild art in a wild place for others to find #30DaysWild

Of course the kids couldn't help getting soaked through.


We created wild art in a wild place for others to find #30DaysWild

The dog thought it was great fun too.


We created wild art in a wild place for others to find #30DaysWild

We love the thought of other people spotting our little fish when they're out for their country walk, and I'm looking forward to seeing how long it lasts.


We created wild art in a wild place for others to find #30DaysWild

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  • Reply Jenny - Monkey and Mouse

    This is a great piece of art, and I loved how the kids created it in the water too, not just on the beach! Thanks so much for sharing with #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x
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    July 16, 2016 at 2:07 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks Jenny, the kids had loads of fun making it – perfect way to keep cool in this blistering weather!

      July 19, 2016 at 11:20 pm
  • Reply Sam - Travelling With Our Kids

    Great art work! Something we must do with our kids more often! #whatevertheweather
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    July 13, 2016 at 8:51 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      The kids (and dog) loved making it – was really fun going back and finding it the next day as well 🙂

      July 15, 2016 at 9:49 am
  • Reply emma

    beautiful! art and location! fab idea! #Whatevertheweather

    July 13, 2016 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Leandra

    I absolutely love this!!! We will definitely be leaving some wild art in wild places in the future thanks for the inspiration #whatevertheweather
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    July 13, 2016 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply David Mellor

    We spend so much of our time in the great outdoors but I’ve never thought about creating outdoor art with the little ones so thanks for a truly great idea. You also have a lovely black lab just like our!
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    July 13, 2016 at 8:51 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Popped over and admired your lovely lab, and beautiful site – you live in such a beautiful area! I love the idea of everyone leaving little bits of wild art for others to find -we’d love to see anything you do create 🙂

      July 15, 2016 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    How fun! What a cool thing to find as you are walking through nature! How long did it last? Is it still there? Did anyone leave a piece of art in return? It’s like a little friendship message, a smile just waiting to happen!
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    July 4, 2016 at 10:57 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      It lasted a few days, but is gone now 🙁 I’ve been asked to do some crafts at the lake over the summer holidays for local families, by the trust who manage it, and am wondering if we could do a big one then – be fab making one with lots of children. If we do I’ll be sure to take a photo 🙂

      July 5, 2016 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply Random Musings

    Great idea 🙂 I’m sure other people loved seeing your kids’ art as they passed by 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂
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    July 1, 2016 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Debbie

    Hi Sarah, we often find artistic creations left in the sand on the beach here, and some are quite creative. I bet it will leave anyone who sees it wondering who created it.

    I do like your clever use of moss covered stones too. Very ingenious.


    July 1, 2016 at 10:48 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      It must be really fun finding things on the beach – think its a lovely idea 🙂

      July 2, 2016 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply karen

    I love how getting soaked was compulsory! Such a lovely idea. You’ve definately had some wonderful #30dayswild ideas. It’s been a joy to follow #bloggerclubUK

    June 29, 2016 at 8:51 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks Karen, we really have enjoyed doing them all, and I’m pleased to say we didn’t run out of ideas 🙂

      June 30, 2016 at 1:43 pm

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