Nature Crafts Using Nature Items
Encourage the kiddos to get outside, explore the world around them, and do a little nature collecting.
Then, help them express their creativity by turning their nature items into art!
Check out these fun nature crafts using nature items.
Painted Rock Crafts
Painted rocks are so trendy right now and they are the perfect starter craft for any nature lover!
Check out these fun ideas for turning rocks into awesome art pieces.
Kick off your artsy rock decorating with these simple melted crayon rocks (top left) via Simply Well Balanced.
Want to take it up a notch? Consider one of these awesome painted rock nature craft projects instead!
- Stone monsters (top right) via The Best Vinyl Cutters
- Ladybug rocks (bottom left) via Frosting & Glue
- Frog life cycle rocks (bottom right) via Rainy Day Mum
All three of these rock ideas are so stinkin’ cute, you guys!!
Leaf Nature Crafts
If your kiddo loves rock collecting & painting, they will likely love leaf collecting and crafting as well!
Check out these adorable leaf craft ideas for kids!
Oh my goodness! These leaf monsters (top left) via Busy Blooming Joy are seriously the cutest, you guys!! Plus, they are absolutely perfect for crafting with little ones!
Love all things traditional? Consider this simplistic leaf printing craft (bottom left) via Picklebums that calls for markers or this classic leaf Imprinting activity (top right) via Bilingual Beginnings that uses crayons instead!
If your little one loves creating faces, these adorable leaf faces (bottom right) via Picklebums are such a fun option for crafting with leaves!
Check out these other fun leaf craft ideas for kids!
If you have a kiddo that loves simplistic works of art, consider trying this beautiful Andy Goldsworthy leaf craft (above) via Messy Little Monster.
So simple and yet so beautiful!
Last, but certainly not least, check out these final leaf craft ideas for kids!
So many fun ideas, you guys!
Pretty Flower Crafts
If rocks and leaves simply aren’t pretty enough to soothe your craft soul, try getting creative with beautiful spring flowers instead!
Check out these impressive flower craft ideas!
- Smashed flower art (top left) via Sum of Their Stories — perfect for older kiddos
- Hammering flowers activity via Taming Little Monsters — perfect for little ones
- Resin flower pendants (bottom left) via Artsy Karma — perfect for older kiddos
- Pressed flower suncatcher (top right) via The Best Ideas for Kids
- Simplistic flower bookmarks (bottom right) via Lil Tigers
- Flower greeting cards via Fluxing Well
So many beautiful craft ideas to choose from, you guys!
Pinecone Nature Crafts
While rocks, leaves, and flowers all make great tools for nature crafting, pine cones are pretty awesome too!
Check out these adorable pine cone crafts for kids!
First, kick off your pinecone crafting adventure with these pinecone owls (left) via Fireflies & Mudpies.
Then, try one of these other awesome pinecone creations!!
These pinecone crafts are simply adorable, you guys!!
Stick Nature Crafts
It doesn’t get any more simple than this, you guys!!
Collecting sticks on nature walks is not only easy, but it’s also incredibly fun for most kiddos.
Grab some sticks and get to crafting with these fun stick crafts for kids!
From creating a walking stick to a simple bead activity for little ones! Check out my top picks for stick crafts!
- Walking Stick (top left) via Imaginative Homeschool
- Bark owl craft (bottom left) via Fireflies & Mudpies
- Twig wreath (top right) via Little Ladoo
- Beaded sticks (bottom right) via Fun a Day
Such neat ideas, you guys!
If nature crafting with nature items is your idea of fun, consider trying some of these awesome nature crafts that utilize multiple types of items found in nature!
Similar concept to the leaf monsters above, these adorable nature monsters via Crayons and Spice are an easy craft idea when crafting with little ones!
Another fun option for littles? This simple paper plate suncatcher via Simplify, Create, Inspire.
Check out the rest of these fun nature crafts using nature items!
Have clay on hand? Consider making these simplistic outdoor nature art impressions via Hands-On Teaching Ideas.
Such fun ideas for the kiddos, you guys!
If nature and painting peak your child’s interest, consider trying one of these awesome nature craft ideas!
Still looking for fun options? Give this one a try! Teach your kiddos how to paint with natural materials via A Nation of Moms
So many fun options, you guys!
Check out my final favorites for nature crafting with nature items!
Both of these crafts look like so much fun, you guys!!
Finally, combine the simplicity of paper crafting with the fun of nature items by making 1 of these 2 awesome craft ideas!
Such simple options, you guys!
Paper Nature Crafts
While getting outside and collecting nature treasures can be fun, sometimes simple paper crafting is the better option.
So, if skipping the mess of crumbly leaves & staying indoors is more your crafty style, these simple paper nature crafts will be right up your alley!
Check out my top picks!
These autumn leaves (above) via The Best Vinyl Cutters are seriously gorgeous, you guys!!
Not do these leaves look fun to make, but they could also double as an awesome fall decoration or table scatter for the holidays!
Speaking of all things fall, you can find this craft idea and all our other fall favorites in our blog post about fall crafts for kids.
Such a beautiful craft idea for all ages!
Man, oh man these look like so much fun, you guys!!
Check out these adorable nature paper craft ideas from Simple Everyday Mom.
These are seriously the cutest!
Wrap up your paper crafting with one of these nature craft ideas!
- Q-tip Butterfly painting ($) (above) via Lightly Sketched
- Butterfly lifecycle craft via Taming Little Monsters
- Seasons of a tree art via Three Kids, Three Cats, and a Husband
- Tissue paper mosaic turtle craft via A Nation of Moms
So many wonderful options, you guys!
Other Nature-Themed Craft Ideas
If you love nature-themed craft ideas, check out our list of summer crafts for kids to get your hands on some awesome sunshine crafts, flower crafts & more!
So many fun ideas for the kiddos!
While crafting with nature items and paper can be simplistic and fun, sometimes there’s an awesome craft idea that is so unique it needs a category of it’s own!
This awesome crystal raindrop sun catcher via Artsy Karma is that craft!
This one looks so good, you guys!!
More Nature Fun
If you love all things nature, I’ve got some other fun ideas for you!