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50 Nature Crafts for Kids

Easy Nature Crafts for Kids

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Why are sticks and stones so irresistible to kids? Beach, woods, park or a simple walk to shops – it doesn’t matter where my children go, they will ALWAYS return home with a pocket or two full of nature treasure.

I can imagine your kids do this too?

What do you do with all this FREE crafting material?

Paint it? Play with it? Create weird and wonderful things?

Within this collection of 50+ nature crafts for kids, you will find a huge variety of creative, colourful, fun and easy nature crafts  all condensed into one handy post!

And the key word here is VARIETY.

I want you to be inspired and for some easy reading, I have grouped the crafts into material categories.

Let’s start exploring!

Nature Crafts for Kids 

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Sticks

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We’re kick-starting 50+ Nature Crafts for Kids with this wonderfully creative yarn wrapped stick mobile for photos – by Hello Wonderful

Chalk painting is a fun alternative to regular paint – by Meri Cheri

I adore these Nature Paint Brushes – by Messy Little Monster

This is owl stick craft is a unique way to get creative with sticks – by I Heart Crafty Things

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Give your sticks some personality and create an entire community of stick people  – by Danya Banya

Yarn wrapped sticks is a brilliant process for developing fine motor skills and they look rather pretty too! – by Babble Dabble Do

Our  magical sticks wands will transform the kiddies into little wizards – by Arty Crafty Kids

These beautiful twiggy stars would be perfect ornaments for Christmas – by Happy Hooligans

More Nature Stick Ideas for Kids

Beach Drift Wood and Broken Shell Rattles | Red Ted Art
Stick Dragonfly |A Little Pinch of Perfect
Painted Twig Art | Twitchetts

Craftsy

Wood

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Create beautiful nature portraits – by Adventure-in-a-box

I love the simplicity of this adorable bark owl – by Fireflies and Mudpies

Why not try painting directly onto bark? – by Tinkerlab

You will never loose your keys again with these painted wooden key chains – by Easy Peasy and Fun

Stones 

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I love this pendant pebble craft. They could be beautiful gifts or just a sweet way for the kids to transform their treasure into a special keepsake – by Red Ted Art

I adore the process of this wire wrapped stones and they look so pretty! – by Fun at Home with Kids

Add a little science to create these gorgeous crystal stones – Happy Hooligans

I have so much love for this pebble snake. Bag it and take it out to keep the kiddos entertained – by I Heart Crafty Things

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Story stones are a wonderful way to enhance imagination and creativity – by Crafts on Sea

Time for some character fun with the mischievous minion stones! – by Mum in a Madhouse

Nature Inspired Pebble Clock: A creative way for kids to learn to tell the time – by Preschool Inspirations

These weather stones are a clever way to introduce ‘weather language’ and concepts to kids – by The Craft Train

More Stone Nature Craft Ideas

Stack a Stone Rainbow | Adventures of Adam
Ladybug Painted Rocks | Crafts by Amanda

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Flowers 

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Beautiful pressed flower bookmarks  –  Buggy & Buddy

Oh the fun to be had with this sensory play flower ice idea – Crafts on Sea

Learn and play with symmetry –  flower mandala’s – Nurture Store

This flower crown is divine and surprisingly easy to make – Willow Day

More Flower Nature Craft Ideas

Nature Art Collage and Colour Hunt | No Time for Flashcards
Flower Print and Scrape Painting | Playful Learning
Dried Flower Bird Craft | Zing Zing Tree

Shells 

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Add some sparkle and science to your shells to make crystal shells – by Little Bins for Little Hands

Beautiful seashell ornaments – Fun Crafts Kids

Lovely wire wrapped shell pendants – Pink Stripey Socks

This mermaids necklace certainly has the ‘wow’ factor – by Mama Papa Bubba

More Shell Nature Crafts

Seashell Ladybug Craft| Still Playing School
Seashell Mermaid’s Cups| Zing Zing Tree
Shell People | Let’s Do Something Crafty

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Chalk marker pens are one of my favourite craft supplies and they work superbly on leaves – Leaf Chalk Art – Arty Crafty Kids

This leaf owl is so cute! – by Jarlakans

Beautiful leaf dream-catcher and a great introductory threading exercise for kids – by Land of Nod

You’ll be amazed to learn that NO glue is required to make this leaf luminary– by Kids Craft Room

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These simple leaf impressions are fun to make and paint – by Paging Fun Mums

Mandala and colour play – by Nurture Store

With a little paint and some imagination, leaves can be turned into leaf critters – Terry Hazel

Explore negative space with our very own Autumn Leaf Painting – Arty Crafty Kids

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Pine Cones 

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Ok, so there’s an awful lot of cuteness happening right here!

Pine Cone Hedgehogs – by The Mum in the Madhouse

Assemblage Bush Critters – by The Craft Train

Creepy Crawly Pine Cone Spider – by Fireflies and Mudpies

Pine Cone Rainbow Fairies – by Twig and Toadstool

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Love the simplicity of this colour matching idea – Learning and Exploring through Play

A beautiful sand footprint keepsake – Paging Fun Mums

An inviting nature playdough experience – Wings and Roots

Nature Threading – Munchkins and Moms

And that concludes the 50+ Nature Craft for Kids round-up!

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About Helen 74 Articles
My name is Helen and I LOVE getting creative with my kids! Inspired by my kids, Arty Crafty Kids is our home for our artsy craftsy projects and creations and if your kids are anything like mine, then they’ll love getting stuck in with the paint, glue and glitter and at times, getting Super Messy!

2 Comments on 50 Nature Crafts for Kids

  1. These are great basic crafts for ALL ages. I am a merchant for a large craft company and I am very impressed!

    • Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.

      I’m a big fan of simple, achievable crafts that leave room for some added creativity. It’s always lovely to hear that the ideas I share work for my readers.

      All the best,
      Helen

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