Nature Crafts for Kids

by | Jun 29, 2023 | Kid Activities

Nature Crafting

Encourage indoor and outdoor creativity with these nature-inspired nature crafts for kids!

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.

Rock Painting Craft Ideas for Kids

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!

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!

Leaf Crafts & Imprinting Activities

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!

Leaf Art Project

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!

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!

Nature Crafts Using Pinecones

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!

Twig Nature Crafts for Kids

From creating a walking stick to a simple bead activity for little ones! Check out my top picks for stick crafts!

Such neat ideas, you guys!

Everything Else

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!

Nature Crafts Using Real Nature

Turn nature into art with this nature weaving activity (left) via Little Bins for Little Hands or this nature mandala via Rediscovered Families.

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!

Create Your Own Paint Brushes Using Nature Items

If nature and painting peak your child’s interest, consider trying one of these awesome nature craft ideas!

Create this simple nature paint brush (above) via Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool + or these paint brushes using organic materials via Attachment Mummy.

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!

Unique Nature Craft Ideas

Check out my final favorites for nature crafting with nature items!

This fun snail shell craft via The Crazy Outdoor Mama is perfect for every little snail hunter and includes a printable unit study on snails!

Next, try out these adorable conker caterpillars (left) via The Gingerbread House and these unique fairy wish bottles (Right) via Ruffles & Rainboots.

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!

Paper Leaf Craft Ideas

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!

Nature-Themed Craft Ideas for Kids

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!

Butterfly Craft Ideas

Wrap up your paper crafting with one of these nature craft ideas!

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!

You can also check out our list of Easter craft ideas for spring animal crafts or our list of fall crafts for kids to get your hands on more leaf & tree craft ideas!

So many fun ideas for the kiddos!

Raindrop Sun catcher Crafts

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!

First, check out our full list of nature coloring pages and printable activities for the kiddos.

Last, head over to our main blog and get your hands on some tips for hiking with kids & try some of these fun nature activities!

Nature Crafts for Kids

Meet the Author

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Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

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Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

If you enjoyed this article or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

You can find all of our social accounts below!

FacebookInstagramPinterest

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

This group is open to all homeschool moms.

Whether you are already knee-deep in your homeschool journey or just dipping your toes in — all homeschool moms are welcome!

Looking forward to connecting! Simply Be Wild & Free Life + Homeschool Blog

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