20+ Awesome Nature Crafts for Kids

Unleash creativity with these inspiring nature crafts for kids! From leaf prints to pinecone bird feeders, explore fun projects to connect with nature.

Awesome nature crafts for kids font over various crafts.

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!

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20+ Nature Crafts for Kids

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!

Make this easy Watercolor Maple Leaf Craft with the kids! You probably have all of the supplies at home already.

Child painting a rock purple.

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.

Driftwood Wind Chime hanging in a tree.

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.

Clay leaf craft with red and orange clay swirled together.

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.

Clay leaf imprint ornament with twine for hanging.

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.

Painted Leaf Garland on wood background.

This Painted Leaf Garland Craft would be so much fun to add to your fall nature crafts this year.

Acorn Candles on white background.

Floating Acorn Candles would be a good use of leftover wax and wicks.

Leaf Prints in rainbow colors.

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:

Acorn Frame with an oak leaf inside.

Nature art like this Acorn Frame help young children explore the natural world with acorn caps.20+ Nature Crafts for Kids

A Bamboo Wind Chime is an amazing idea to use bamboo in creative ways.

Sheets of paper colorfully painted with crayon rubs of leaves.

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.

Hammer smashing leaf imprint onto paper.

Leaf Printing is the perfect way to include the whole family in natural arts.

More nature crafts:

Bark Owl resting on a twig.

This Bark Owl craft makes adorable owls with only a few natural elements.

Insects made of twigs and leaves.

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.

Clay with leaf imprints.

Nature Sculpture is perfect for fairy gardens and wall hangings.

Driftwood with you are my sunshine painted on it.

Creating a Driftwood Sign is a wonderful way to celebrate someone special.

Leaf shapes with watercolor paints on them.

Color Diffusing can be done with tissue paper or coffee filters in nature shapes.

Shaker sticks on black counter.

Shaker Sticks are one of those fun nature crafts that makes for happy hooligans!

Leaves with yarn stitched around them.

Leaf Hearts and flower petals are the perfect craft to create with nature items

Animals made from leaves.

Leaf Animals make great gifts for teacher!

Crown made from leaves.

A Fairy Crown is fun for older kids to make.

Paint brushes made from twigs and branches.

Natural Paint brushes can be made simply with sticks and branches.

Dragonfly made from leaves.

A Maple Seed Dragonfly is one of my favorite nature crafts.

Flowers made from pinecones in a mason jar vase.

Pine Cone Flowers would make a lovely natural gift.

Sun Catcher Garland hanging in a window.

Sun Catcher Garland

Sun catcher wind chime hanging in a window.

Sun Catcher Wind Chime

Wizard Sticks painted with bright colors.

Wizard Sticks are great to make with young kids.

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Unleash creativity with these inspiring nature crafts for kids! From leaf prints to pinecone bird feeders, explore fun projects to connect with nature.
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The Leaf Resist article link now redirects to someplace else.

You can find the original article in the Internet Archive at


You could also find other descriptions of the leaf resist process which is basically just rubbing a peeled crayon on a piece of paper with a leaf under the paper.

Thanks so much for all the wonderful ideas!!!
What a beautiful collection of Nature crafts! ?

Help your kids bring nature inside your home. Read on to inspire your little ones to learn some amazing craftwork that will help your child bond with nature.

Great Activities during these times crafts that we don’t have to go to the store the purchase supplies. Thankyou!