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
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
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)