CAPKINs


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This is a CAPKIN.

Capkins are curious & creative and are happiest outdoors on

P.L.A.Y. nature adventures with you!


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This is how you make a CAPKIN in 5 simple steps.

1. Draw a cone shape, that roughly fits in a 2 inch square like above, on a piece of paper.

2. Cut this template out and roll into a cone shape to see if you like the size.

3. Then place the paper pattern on red felt to cut out your cone.

4. Sew the cone up the back seam with roughly 15+ stitches.

5. Then add two wiggly (or felt) eyes with hot glue.

*Young children must be assisted in this craft due to sewing needles and hot glue usage.

**Children 3 and under must be supervised when playing with Capkins due to small parts choking hazard.


That’s it – all done!

Yay You!

Time for a P.L.A.Y. nature adventure!


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Red Capkins appear most often as they can be seen both near and far.

Rainbow colored Capkins appear

for special seasonal & magical moments.


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Capkins were originally created by Karen beginning in 2016 for her own outdoor P.L.A.Y. nature adventures.

She has carried them with her every day on her nature walks and is so very glad to share them with you.

You are invited to make your own Capkins and encouraged to bring them on your adventures with friends and family.

Capkins like to be handmade and put into this world with loving kindness. ❤

They are not sold or found for sale in any stores, rather they are given away freely.

Please be mindful of this practice and be willing to make a few extra Capkins and pass them forward to new P.L.A.Y.-ers.

THANK YOU!

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I’d love to see your Capkin on an outdoor adventure!

Please send a snapshot of your Capkin in nature and perhaps you’ll see it on a future P.L.A.Y. Postcard post and have it pinned on the P.L.A.Y. PINTEREST boards. See the how to steps below.


If you would like to share your Capkin nature adventures with the P.L.A.Y. viewers please send a nature photo postcard providing the following:

  1. Your curious Capkin must be in the photo – no humans or human structures.
  2. Your first name and your last name initial (example: Karen W.)
  3. The location you took the picture (example: Yellowstone National Park or Connecticut River or my backyard in Massachusetts,etc.)
  4. Please send in a JPG File format as an attachment.
  5. You must be a follower of P.L.A.Y. with your email already signed-in (see HOME page with box to enter your email).

THANK YOU!

Send to: Karen@passionatelearningallyear.com

By sending this photo postcard you are giving P.L.A.Y. permission to post it on this blog and on P.L.A.Y. PINTEREST page and any other public forum that aligns with the mission of P.L.A.Y.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING THE P.L.A.Y.-full JOURNEY!!!

Fall #47 – Nature Alliteration Adventure

A November treasure quest for you and your curious Capkin

is to search in nature for

“Simple Silent Stone Sitting in the Sylvan Setting”

Bonus Get Curious Like Your Capkin and Try It!

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My curious Capkin and I found this treasure to match the description.


What other natural treasures did you find in your P.L.A.Y. today? 🙂


Draw, write, color, and creatively capture your discoveries

on the pages of your Nature Adventure book!

Purchase HERE P.L.A.Y. Nature Alliteration Adventure Guide Books

Spring Color Sampler with Summer in View

Prepare for Summer P.L.A.Y.!

Nature Alliteration Adventures Summer Activity Book HERE


Spring Color Sampler with Capkins Matching Like Magic!



Summer is in view and you can join in with your Capkin on more adventures too!


BOOK LOOK Spring Guide for Nature Alliteration Adventures by Karen L. Willard


Join the SPRING P.L.A.Y. adventures by purchasing HERE!


Nature Alliteration Adventures: The Spring Guide

Over 90+ outdoor adventures designed for March + April + May

*Some access to snow + ice recommended for this P.L.A.Y. guide book.

by Karen L. Willard


Spring is just around the bend with the final bands of snow coming through and the white stuff melting off the southern slopes up here in the north west corner of Massachusetts.

There are still a few ice adventures in store down at the brook and river with the melting run off beginning to raise the water levels too.

Buds and blooms are slowly appearing with a few insects taking the lead as they make their way on the muddy surfaces and taking flight.

So many new and exciting wonder and wander moments ahead as nature unfolds into the next season of renewal.


Time to SPRING into action and join the P.L.A.Y. nature adventures with family and friends!

Draw, write, color, and creatively capture your discoveries

on the pages of your Nature Adventure book!

Purchase your P.L.A.Y. guides HERE.

Blooming Sunshine + Spring Activity Nature Guide by P.L.A.Y.

Hey Capkins and fellow P.L.A.Y.ers take a look at this Spring Thing – blooming sunshine on a stick!

Happy Daffodil Days to you and yours!

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And a special thanks, filled with hugs and smiles, going out to the sweet messenger of this bundle of blooming sunshine (aka my Birch Bark Buddy!). ~ Karen ;0)

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Purchase Here – P.L.A.Y. Nature Alliteration Adventure Guide Books

Winter #24 – Nature Alliteration Adventure


Purchase Here – P.L.A.Y. Nature Alliteration Adventure Guide Books


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A January treasure quest for you & your curious Capkin

is to search in nature for . . .

” Nature’s Art is All Around “

Bonus  Simple Spot or Detailed Design in the Sylvan Setting

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My curious Capkin & I found this treasure to match the description.

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What other natural treasures did you find in your P.L.A.Y. today? 🙂


Draw, write, color, and creatively capture your discoveries

on the pages of your Nature Adventure book!

Winter #25 – Nature Alliteration Adventure


Purchase Here – P.L.A.Y. Nature Alliteration Adventure Guide Books


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A January treasure quest for you & your curious Capkin

is to search in nature for . . .

” I See + I Saw “

Bonus  Teeter-Totter Tree

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My curious Capkin & I found this treasure to match the description.

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What other natural treasures did you find in your P.L.A.Y. today? 🙂


Draw, write, color, and creatively capture your discoveries

on the pages of your Nature Adventure book!

Winter #12 – Nature Alliteration Adventure


Purchase Here – P.L.A.Y. Nature Alliteration Adventure Guide Books


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A December treasure quest for you & your curious Capkin

is to search in nature for . . .

” Fabulous Feathers Found in the Forest “

Bonus Red + Black 

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My curious Capkin & I found this treasure to match the description.

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What other natural treasures did you find in your P.L.A.Y. today? 🙂


Draw, write, color, and creatively capture your discoveries

on the pages of your Nature Adventure book!

Winter #9 – Nature Alliteration Adventure


Purchase Here – P.L.A.Y. Nature Alliteration Adventure Guide Books


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A December treasure quest for you & your curious Capkin

is to search in nature for . . .

“Wispy & Wiry & Wandering”

Bonus Skinny Shadows & Sunshine

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My curious Capkin & I found this treasure to match the description.

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What other natural treasures did you find in your P.L.A.Y. today? 🙂


Draw, write, color, and creatively capture your discoveries

on the pages of your Nature Adventure book!

Winter #3 – Nature Alliteration Adventure


Purchase Here – P.L.A.Y. Nature Alliteration Adventure Guide Books


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A December treasure quest for you & your curious Capkin

is to search in nature for . . .

“A Crisp & Crumbling Curiosity”

BonusMeadow Moment

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My curious Capkin & I found this treasure to match the description.

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What other natural treasures did you find in your P.L.A.Y. today? 🙂


Draw, write, color, and creatively capture your discoveries

on the pages of your Nature Adventure book!