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12 Gorgeous Nature Crafts for Kids

I really love this time of the year because there are so many natural items that can be used in craft projects and decorating. 

Last week’s Discover & Explore linky highlighted fun ways to create with natural items and I was blown away with the creativity of some of the projects — and yet, they are still so kid-friendly.


One of the fun parts of doing nature crafts is scouting out all the materials!  It’a great opportunity to get the kids outside to learn more about the various trees, leaves, pods and seeds.  Gather up all the fun items you find in your yard (young kids might even like to pretend they are squirrels getting ready for winter) and then try a few of these beautiful projects.


12 Beautiful Nature Crafts


Crafts using Leaves & Seeds

Leaf Garland — Mama Pea Pod

Helicopter Flower — LalyMom

Print-making with Ferms — My Nearest and Dearest

Milkweed Babies — Life with Moore Babies

Pinecone Owls — Paging Fun Mums

Glitter Pinecones — Homegrown Friends

Painting Pods — Danya Banya


Kids Nature Crafts using Sticks

Stick Creations

Stick Trees — Sun Hats & Wellie Boots

Create a Walking Stick — Crafting Connections

Rainbow Wind Chimes — Happy Hooligans

Fairy Wind — Green Owl Art

Fun Stick Family — Craftulate


Be sure to swing by this week’s linky to Discover & Explore Science Activities for Kids!


More Ideas for Creating with Natural Materials from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts

Creating with Natural Materials from the Discover and Explore co-hosts


Nature Crafts (KC Edventures)

8 Simple Ways for Kids to Create with Natural Materials (Buggy and Buddy)

10 Ideas for Creating with Natural Materials (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Creating with Natural Materials (Teach Preschool)

5 Fun Things to Make with Natural Materials (Twodaloo)