Sometimes great materials for creative or imaginative play literally do fall from the trees.
This beauty fell off the palm tree in my backyard.
First we painted it because - well because we pretty much like to paint everything:
After about the tenth layer of paint the colours had all mixed together to produce the EXACT same colour as it was when it fell off the tree.
Not to worry, the next day we painting some designs on it and it has been popping up as a pretty cool looking addition to our block corner:
It makes a great dinosaur habitat, especially when teamed with tree cookies and driftwood blocks:
And here it is as a waterslide:
that swiveled between these two swimming pools:
I'm thinking it would be a perfect place to hold the treasures we collect from the bush.
One of our mums suggested we could even plant herbs in it.
We just need a big wind to knock a few more down from the palm tree....
What about you? What natural materials have you bought inside lately?