Gumnut Family

Honky Nut FamilyNothing says Australia like gum trees and kids of all ages loving collecting and playing with gumnuts. For this craft all you need are gumnuts, googly eyes, some pens and a little imagination.

What you need:

  • Gumnuts
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes
  • Pens or paint to decorate

If you have a gum tree at your playgroup start by going on a nature walk with the kids to collect the gumnuts (be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, you never know where they might be hiding!). If you don’t have a gum tree at your playgroup collect some gumnuts before your next playgroup session.

Once you’ve collected some gumnuts divide them amongst the kids and start making your gumnut family. Our family included mum, dad, grandpa, a boy and a cute little baby.

Once everyone has finished let the kids explore the garden playing with their gumnut family.