It’s finally spring and time to bust out the nature crafts for kids! The birds are busy building nests, flowers are blooming and the green grass it is a-growing.
Spring runs a close second as my favorite season of the year (second only to summer of course).
Now that it’s warm enough for the kids to once again be spending the entire day outdoors, they are coming in with all kinds of awesome crafting materials!
Today I have rounded up a huge list of Nature Craft Ideas to help the kids get creative. These would be perfect boredom busters for camping or summer camp activities too!
20+ Nature Crafts for Kids…
Make this easy Watercolor Maple Leaf Craft with the kids! You probably have all of the supplies at home already.
Rock Painting has to be one of my favorite nature crafts for kids. I love that it requires very few supplies and the sky is really the limit as to what the kids can create. We’ve shared a ton of Painted Rock Craft Ideas before but I have to say that this Chewbacca painted rock is my favorite.
This driftwood wind chime is perfect for creating with all of the pieces of wood that the kids collect on their adventures. My boys love to string things together to hang from their DIY tree fort that we made for them last year.
The kids loved making these clay leaves out of polymer clay! This is a great way to create fall leaves with a few simple craft supplies.
This clay leaf impression craft is perfect for kids of all ages! It uses real leaves and is a fun way for children to practise fine motor skills.
This Painted Leaf Garland Craft would be so much fun to add to your fall nature crafts this year.
Floating Acorn Candles would be a good use of leftover wax and wicks.
My boys love to create these leave prints using just a bit of paint and fallen leaves collected on a nature walk.
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Our essentials for kid crafts:
- We love using these Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints to add bright color to all of our projects.
- These paint brushes are ideal for most craft surfaces and a great price!
- This art supplies kit is our favorite because it has everything we needed to get started.
- This rolling storage cart helps to keep our natural materials organized.
Nature art like this Acorn Frame help young children explore the natural world with acorn caps.
A Bamboo Wind Chime is an amazing idea to use bamboo in creative ways.
These leaf resists are a great summer time craft. Simply place a leaf under a piece of paper and rub a crayon overtop to create an impression of the veins in the leaf. Using the side of a crayon rather than the tip seems to work the best for this technique. Then paint overtop of the crayon using watercolour paints. Finally punch a hole in the paper, tie with twine and hang.
Leaf Printing is the perfect way to include the whole family in natural arts.
More nature crafts:
This Bark Owl craft makes adorable owls with only a few natural elements.
These leaf bugs are adorable. My boys love this nature craft and are always collecting nuts and shells because they are thinking of the next insect that they can create.
Nature Sculpture is perfect for fairy gardens and wall hangings.
Creating a Driftwood Sign is a wonderful way to celebrate someone special.
Color Diffusing can be done with tissue paper or coffee filters in nature shapes.
Shaker Sticks are one of those fun nature crafts that makes for happy hooligans!
Leaf Hearts and flower petals are the perfect craft to create with nature items
Leaf Animals make great gifts for teacher!
A Fairy Crown is fun for older kids to make.
Natural Paint brushes can be made simply with sticks and branches.
A Maple Seed Dragonfly is one of my favorite nature crafts.
Pine Cone Flowers would make a lovely natural gift.
Wizard Sticks are great to make with young kids.
What would you do with all of these nature crafts for kids? If you love this post please share it on Facebook or Pinterest so that others can enjoy it too!