We slipped on some boots and searched for newts! At a Brockwell Park workshop we learnt about their life cycle, their camouflage and how to spot the males with their crests. We made some leaf inspired newt artwork and played our camouflage challenge!
Sadly the newts were hiding from us but we did find some gorgeous tadpoles!
Make your very own dinosaur fossils using simple kitchen ingredients.
Watch my video to learn how:
Recipe for homemade playdough from BBC Food:
Makes 1 coloured ball
Prep 10 minutes
You will need:
8 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp table salt
60ml warm water
2 tsp food colouring
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.
2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.
3. Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.
4. Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh. You can make a batch of colours and give away as kids’ party bag favours or hold a playdough party for your child’s next birthday.