Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 3 year-old ++
Who would love this: Parents and Kids who love to spend more time in nature + art & craft lovers!
Refreshing scent of lavender, playful puff of dandelions, gorgeous greenness of field. We did our weekend walk on Sunday, along the familiar nature path, listening to the whisper of breeze and songs of the river. We also brought along two ”Round Nature Weaving Frames” recently sent to us by Explore Nook . It was a truly serene afternoon where we discovered the joy of nature weaving.
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) Weaving Activity Using Materials From Nature - I never knew how calming and beautifully “quiet” a weaving activity is. The kids love the idea of gathering and accumulating materials belonging to the nature - golden brown fallen leaves, yellow wildflowers with soft stems, long bendy grasses, tree barks, ferns, thin sticks. They were thrilled, excited, ran around with joy whilst exploring their potential weaving materials. I love watching them instinctively creating their piece of artworks and experimenting using treasures found in the nature, carefully weaving strands of grass through the strings and sprinkling pop of colours on top of them. The concentration, the haphazardness, the imperfections, and the sweet happiness. I’m truly grateful and humble by the experience
(2) Round & Large Frame - The round frame has a relatively large diameter of 60cm, a huge surface of “canvas” for pure magic to happen. The gaps between the strings are wide enough for stalks of plant, thick branches, or even huge fallen leaves to be inserted; but the gaps are also narrow enough to keep these natural materials in place. I love the roundness of the frame, which instantly sets itself apart from the traditional rectangular weaving loom that emphasises on symmetry and meticulousness. A round weaving frame encourages free-style process - there is no strict rules about where to start or how to get it done. There is no “right” way of doing this, and THIS, is where the true beauty lies!
(3) Light Weight - Handmade from natural sea grass, I love how delightfully light-weight the frames are! Each of them weighs 35g (probably as light as a slice of bread). They are portable, can be easily lifted up by small kids, and perfect to be brought along for an outdoor nature walk!
We are in love!
# gifted in exchange for review
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