Recently we visited the Kruger as a family and I loved introducing my kids to the wonders of wild animals. They were super blessed to see the Big 5 up close and personal and haven’t stopped talking about their experiences since our return.
One of their favourites was seeing a family of rhino and although I wasn’t with them to enjoy the sighting for myself (I was WALKING in the bush!!) I know that it was really impactful and very special. What makes it even more important to me is knowing that they saw rhino… for all I know that might be the last time they see rhino in their natural environment considering the rate at which poachers are killing off these majestic creatures. Almost 800 rhinos have been poached in 2014 so far = truly devastating!
CNA are raising money to bring awareness to the protection of our rhinos. And not just on one day of the year, but every day! You can contribute by buying a red “Rhinose” aka rhino horns and attach it to the front of your car to show that you are taking a a stand against rhino poaching. All proceeds from the sale of these horns goes towards protecting rhinos!
A few weeks back CNA sent us a creative box filled with loads of their craft materials – feathers, buttons, colourful cardboard etc etc. The instructions included were for us to make some Rhino-inspired crafts in order to celebrate “Rhinose Day”. We wasted no time in getting “stuck” in! The glue and glitter came out with 5 mins of the package being ripped open!
My “more is more” child went crazy with colour and used up almost every type of decoration you could on her creations, while her older brother was a bit more thoughtful about his craft and made a special “Save the Rhino’s” poster. I decided to use the cut out Africa and rhino cardboard figures plus a few sticks from the garden and created my “Rhino’s make the world go round” mobile for my baby niece! I must say it was such fun to ignore the computer for a few hours and let my mind get creative and my hands get dirty! (My coffee table still hasn’t recovered!!)
So, now that we’ve inspired you to be more crafty I’m pleased to tell you that CNA are running an awesome competition to raise awareness for our rhinos.
CNA is challenging YOU to create a Rhino inspired craft too! All you need to do is upload it to the CNA Facebook page and you will stand the chance of winning your share of R20,000 in prizes! You can also follow CNA on Instagram to see other entries for the #CNACraftComp. Please note that the #CNACraftComp closes on 15 October 2014.
To find out more about Rhinose Day visit www.rhinoseday.com
PLUS I am giving away a R500 CNA gift voucher to one lucky Becoming you reader to help you get started with buying a bunch of arts & crafts from your local CNA store!
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED