Posted by: Jacquie Fisher   

Outdoor Nature Crafts for Kids

 

We really enjoy using natural items to create and craft, especially in the fall.  And of course, if you're using items from nature for a project, you should really hang out outdoors to DO the project!

There were some wonderful Outdoor Nature Crafts shared at last week's Discover & Explore the Forest linky -- beautiful things to inspire you to head outside and create!

 

 Nature Crafts for Kids

Nature Crafts for Kids

Have fun with these nature activities that inspire creative thinking and encourage kids to get outdoors!

 

Nature Crafts for Kids

I was over the moon when I saw these natural wood blocks from How Wee Learn! What a wonderful way to use an old tree that needs to be cut down.  So many ideas come to mind -- great building tools, science discussion about the age of the tree, hands-on geometry - FUN!

 

Nature Crafts for Kids

These adorable Leaf People from Maro's Kindergarten were a big hit in our house for two reasons -- first, they are so darn cute!  And second, the blog is written in Greek (and my daughter is into all things Greece right now) - make sure to visit as they have some other fun nature posts too!

 

Nature Crafts for Kids

If you have some extra pinecones and acorns in the yard, the kids will love putting together these fun Pinecone FairiesRed Ted Art has a great tutorial with all the details.

 

Nature Crafts for Kids

Green Owl Art shared a very unique idea -- using leaves instead of paper for painting!  They had a fun outdoor painting party with other natural items like sticks and tree bark - what a great way to spend an afternoon!

 

Nature Crafts for Kids

And if you find yourself with an excess of leaves this year, challenge the kids to create a League of Leaf People using recycled & natural materials like these brave guys from Play Dr. Mom!

 

 

More Forest Posts from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts

co-hosts forest theme

Tips for Hiking with Kids (KC Edventures)

Finding Symmetry in Nature (Buggy and Buddy)

Fall Tree Snack (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Arranging a Forest (Teach Preschool)

Invitation to Play: Create a Forest (Twodaloo)

Invitation to Explore: Nature in the Fall
101 Things to do in Kansas City this Fall

Comments

 
Guest - OneMommy on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 02:40

Such cute ideas! Love the leaves with the little eyes!

Such cute ideas! Love the leaves with the little eyes!
Guest - Kim on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 19:10

Cute ideas for fall crafts!

Cute ideas for fall crafts!
Guest - Maro's kindergarten on Friday, 27 September 2013 20:00

Thank you very much for featuring my leaf people! And for your kind words! I'm s happy to see my craft fron Greece featured in a blog from so far away! Have a nice week!

Thank you very much for featuring my leaf people! And for your kind words! I'm s happy to see my craft fron Greece featured in a blog from so far away! Have a nice week!
Guest - leatha grizzell on Saturday, 28 September 2013 10:43

love the ideas awesome.

love the ideas awesome.
Guest - TheBoyandMe on Monday, 30 September 2013 10:37

Oh I love the googly eyed leaf people, think we'll have to give that a go! I also like the stacking wood circles, my dad is a wood turner and I bet he has loads of branches he could use to make some of those for me. Thanks for the ideas.

Nipping over from the Outdoor Play Party linky.

Oh I love the googly eyed leaf people, think we'll have to give that a go! I also like the stacking wood circles, my dad is a wood turner and I bet he has loads of branches he could use to make some of those for me. Thanks for the ideas. Nipping over from the Outdoor Play Party linky.
Guest - Hannah @ Making Boys Men on Thursday, 10 October 2013 08:03

What a great collection of ideas, I know my boys would love crafting with the leaves. Thanks for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party, I've pinned this to our Pinterest Board

What a great collection of ideas, I know my boys would love crafting with the leaves. Thanks for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party, I've pinned this to our Pinterest Board
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