Natural Driftwood Building Blocks

By Liesl Clark

I know our Waldorf-educated friends will be all over this. During a gorgeous 3 days of camping on our favorite Olympic National Park beach, we picked up not only washed-up plastics battered from years of travel atop the Pacific waves, but we also gathered a beautiful selection of driftwood.

The soft organic shapes were beguiling: Sticks worn into rounded gray pieces that any child would love to handle, manipulate, and build magic worlds with.

We brought a few favorite pieces home to be used again and again as building blocks for the imagination. Collect some of nature’s beautiful bounty for your children and they’ll thank you for the plastic-free tactile experience.

It’s local, organic, and sustainable. What natural found objects do you use for mindful play?

Still looking for fabulous driftwood projects? Please visit our Trash Backwards app where we’ll connect you with reuses for everything in your home and garden:

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