This week’s giveaway is for an adorable wooden stick bug by Mamaroots!
Stick bugs are so much fun! We always seem to find them when we go harvesting! And when we were in search of Prunella last week, it was no exception!
From National Geographic:
“As its name suggests, the stick insect resembles the twigs among which it lives, providing it with one of the most efficient natural camouflages on Earth. It and the equally inconspicuous leaf insect comprise the Phasmida order, of which there are approximately 3,000 species.
Stick insect species, often called walking sticks, range in size from the tiny, half-inch-long (11.6-millimeter-long) Timema cristinaeof North America, to the formidable 13-inch-long (328-millimeter-long) Phobaeticus kirbyi of Borneo. This giant measures over 21 inches (55 centimeters) with its legs outstretched, making it one of the world’s longest insects. Females are normally larger than males.
Phasmids generally mimic their surroundings in color, normally green or brown, although some species are brilliantly colored and others conspicuously striped. Many stick insects have wings, some spectacularly beautiful, while others resemble little more than a stump. A number of species have spines and tubercles on their bodies.”
This little wooden replica will be sure to crawl into your heart and will provide hours of imaginative play or make a great addition to the nature table!
Chris hand makes all her wooden toys, sands them down, hand stamps or wood burns them, paints them with all natural watercolors and seals them with a all natural homemade sealer to give them a softly buffed shine that delights both children and adults alike. Her collections often feature characters from story books, Waldorf and Montessori inspired learning tools and small journals that are perfect for younger kids learning to write and draw nature journal style. All these items and more can be found in her fun etsy shop. You’ll find all sorts of inspiration for storytelling, birthday celebrations, play time, nature tables and more. I adore her Fiona Firefly (another childhood favorite insect)!
If you’d like to become a fan of Chris’ Facebook page, you can find it here.
If you’d like a chance to win this wooden fawn, leave a comment. For more chances, leave a separate comment each time you do one of the following:
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Sign up by midnight on Sunday, September 30, 2012 and I’ll announce a winner on Monday, October 1, 2012. Thanks and good luck!
Congratulations to Charlene’s son Shelton! Shelton was selected by the random generator. His comment was:
Hi! My name is Shelton Brower and I am 9 years old. Herbal Roots Zine is what got me so excited about herbs and now I wan to be an herbalist. Thank you!:)
Shelton will be receiving the Prunella Elixir and I’m a Medicine Woman Too! book. Congratulations Shelton!!