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Autism and Bug Hotels.

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by Wayne, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne BCUK Welfare Officer
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    I have the privilege of working from time 5o time with young people with ASDs. These can range from mild to severe physical and learning impairment.
    This week we made 40 Bee Hotels from Ash branches. Countless gypsie flowers and lavender bags.

    I’m looking for ideas of activities we could do just before Christmas.
     
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  2. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Maybe spinning on the same skills, and create gipsy fliers in different shapes, sizes and colors, create bouquets?

    Christmas tree ornaments or decorations?

    You are a good man giving your valuable time!
     
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    How about some of the willow cornucopia style hanging bird feeders ? They do need to be capable of seeing patterns though, and working neatly through them.
    Once they've got it though, the feeders come together well, and they're a popular gift/craft sale item.

    The other suggestion would be small wreaths, maybe with dried leaf flowers. They can be tied together using rushes or other natural cordage, or a hot glue gun if you're not sticking to the all natural theme.
     
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