15 Beautiful nature craft ideas for kids

These nature craft ideas for kids are the perfect way to get your kids outside and get creative together during spring, summer and fall! Whether you are looking for flowers, leaves, sticks or a little of everything, kids will enjoy making beautiful crafts with everything the collect outside. 

Usually I just let me kids use their imagination and be creative when they’re playing with their nature treasures. But, sometimes it is nice to have an end product in mind. These nature craft ideas below are great for birthday party activities, forest school, preschool, art class, and many will make beautiful gifts for the grandparents too!

images of various nature craft ideas for kids to make

1. Dried Pressed Flowers Suncatcher Craft

Kids will love spending time outside picking beautiful flowers and then using them to make a cute sun catcher to display! Read more about the suncatcher craft here.

a suncatcher craft with dried flowers
From In the Playroom

2. Dragonfly Stick Craft

Collect sticks from nature, paint a few coffee filters, then put them all together to make these adorable Dragonflies! Read more about the dragonfly stick craft here.

a butterfly craft made with a twig
From A Little Pinch of Perfect

3. Fish Nature Collage Craft

F is for Fish with this fun recycled nature craft. Children will love gathering natural resources to use to collage their own letter F and fish. A great craft project to help with letter recognition of the letter F and to focus on the sound that F makes while talking about fish! Read more about the Fish craft here.

From DIY Thought

4. Nature Treasure Frozen Suncatcher

A beautiful nature craft for the wintertime. Use this to decorate your outdoor trees or hang from your porch. Read more about the frozen suncatcher here.

From TakeThemOutside

5. Nature Art Unicorn Craft

This adorable unicorn nature craft is simple to set up and lots of fun to make. Free printable available. Read more about the unicorn craft here.

unicorns with flowers craft on cardboard
From DIY Thought

6. Stick and Leaf Butterfly Nature Craft

This ultra sweet Stick and Leaf Butterfly  can be easily made with fresh leaves, twigs and flower petals and would make a great spring craft to create after a nature walk. Read more about the butterfly leaf craft here.

From ArtsyCraftsyMom

7. 3D Flower Craft

Turn those fun nature walks into a 3D Flower Craft and Nature Art for kids. Gathering twigs and leaves to make a beautiful art piece. Read more about the 3D craft here.

From Made with Happy

8. Fall Leaf Finger Puppets

Get the kids together and head outside to collect some of those falling leave to make these fun finger puppets! Read more about these leaf puppets here.

From Crafts by Amanda

9. Nature Boat Craft

Make these awesome Nature Boats have fun with friends by challenging each other to a nature boat race!  Read more about these boats here.

From Thimble and Twig

10. Hammered Nature Process Art

If you’re looking for a fun and simple afternoon nature activity your kids will love, give this a go – your little ones are going to absolutely adore making hammered flower art!  Read more about this art project here.

From Barley and Birch

11. Nature Butterfly Craft

This fun nature butterfly craft is the perfect summer activity. Use it in the backyard or on a nature walk.
Read more about this butterfly craft here.

From the Keele Deal

12. Pinecone Owls

These adorable little pinecone owls are a fun fall nature craft that kids will love. Great for their room or your fall table! Read more about these pinecone owls here.

From Crafts By Amanda

13. Leaf Imprint Craft

This educational, sensory, and fine motor leaf imprint activity for toddlers and preschoolers to get your kiddos outdoors and in touch with nature this fall! Read more about leaf imprinting here.

From LorenayLennox

14. Acorn Frame

Acorns are a sure sign of autumn and make great crafting supplies, especially when making these fun acorn frames. Read more about the acorn frame here. 

From Crafts by Amanda

15. Pressed Flower Bookmarks

Are you looking for an easy DIY pressed flower art project that you like to read? Then try to make these adorable pressed flower bookmarks.  Read more about the flower bookmarks here.

From LilTigers

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