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…
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 clay leaf impression craft is perfect for kids of all ages!
My boys love to create these leave prints using just a bit of paint and fallen leaves.
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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 craft supplies organized.
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.
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.
What would you do with all of these nature crafts for kids? Have you made any of them with your little ones? I would love to see…