Gumnuts Babies. May Gibbs. May Gibbs is one of Australia’s best loved classic children’s book writers and artists.

May Gibbs. May Gibbs is one of Australia’s best loved classic children’s book writers and artists.

felt pen vases, stems and leaves, yellow paint to create the fluffy texture of wattle, with heavy cardboard stand at the back.

Use Your Coloured Pencils: Still Life Vases using pencils and yellow tempera paint. Could draw forsythia instead of the Golden Wattle.

May Gibbs - Fly leaf from Wattle Babies 1918.Cecilia May Gibbs MBE (17 January 1877 – 27 November 1969) was an Australian children's author, illustrator, and cartoonist. She is best known for her gumnut babies (also known as "bush babies" or "bush fairies"), and the book Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.

Do you remember May Gibbs - Fly leaf from Wattle Babies illustrator, and cartoonist. She is best known for her gumnut babies (also known as "bush babies" or "bush fairies"), and the book Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.

Golden Wattle Pompom craft activity for Australia Day - Laughing Kids Learn

Golden Wattle Pompom craft activity for Australia Day

I loved May Gibbs stories when I was little- mostly for the illustrations- and loved the way she turned familiar flora into living characters.

I loved May Gibbs stories when I was little- mostly for the illustrations- and loved the way she turned familiar flora into living characters.

Dye-rag Wattle - 7 x 10cm.  Collage of fabric scraps from my bag of 'dye rags' - used to mop up excess fabric paint when I am colouring fabric.

Dye-rag wattle - collaged appliqué featuring the Australian wattle flower. Micro quilt 7 x 10 cm

Wattle Day Freebies

Wattle Day

Wattle Day Freebies


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