Create an invention using things found in nature to help nature
Jude challenges you to go outdoors and give nature a helping hand. Create your very own invention using objects found in nature. What will you come up with?!
Jude is a designer from Cumbria in the north of England. He has designed all sorts of thing from LEGO toys to vacuum cleaners. He loves making and exploring the outdoors with his son.
Download the full set of activities to get started on this maker challenge.
Activity 1Full screen
Nature is an inventor
Begin by thinking about all of the amazing things nature has created. Think about bee hives, termite mounds and bird nests, these are all amazing inventions created by nature!
Activity 2Full screen
Let nature inspire you
Use the things you found in nature to help you make some art! Art can be anything, so let your objects lead the way and create something wild and wacky!
Activity 3Full screen
What's the catch?
This activity comes with a how-to guide which will teach you step by step how to make your own fishing net using only a few simple materials. What else can you make with your treasures?
Activity 4Full screen
Making a difference
Invention is all about making things better for us and the creatures around us. Use Jude's top tips to help you think about what kind of animals or environment your creation could help.
Invention sheetFull screen
Draw your nature invention
Tell us about your invention and upload it (see below) for a chance to win a Little Inventors Book!
How to enter!
You can submit more than one invention idea.
Submit invention ideas through our upload page.
- Draw your inventionon the Jude Pullen Maker Challenge - Activity 4
- Scan or photograph the *whole* sheetas straight on as possible
- Upload it in JPEG, PNG or GIF format (choose a file)
Each invention idea will comprise of an image of a clear drawing, the name, age and location of the inventor, the name of the invention and a description, and a contact email address.