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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.