Getting my kids outdoors is a passion of mine, and letting them play in our little creek and woodsy area is a true blessing. Finding ways to bring the outdoors and nature into our arts and crafts allows us to 1) Practice recycling (who knew orange peels could be awesome bird feeders!) 2) Get hands-on with all kinds of materials from God’s world. and 3) Enjoy beautiful results.
I cannot even tell you how amazed I was as I gathered all of these beautiful, adorable, precious nature crafts for kids into this post. They are so beautiful, they beg to be done!
These brightly-colored Painted Sticks from To Swoon For are a perfect craft for my stick-loving boys.
Feed the birds with this Painted Gourd Bird Feeder from Two Straight Lines
Your little ones will love these Leaf People from Maro’s Kindergarten
Use up that fallen tree and keep your little ones busy for hours with these Natural Wood Blocks from How Wee Learn
Little ones can display their leaf collections beautifully with this Nature Collage SunCatcher from Crafts for Toddlers
Older children will enjoy making this Illuminated Leaf Vase from Fossil.Life.Style
I could not believe how beautifully these Eggshell Collages turned out! from The Artist Woman
My boys will love these Hand Made “Fossils” from Plum Pudding
These Leaf Creatures from Fun Stuff To Do are adorable!
Oh my goodness, these Walnut Shell Boats from School of Scrap
Building a Stick Birdhouse Tutorial for your hands-on stick-loving child. from AU Lifestyle
These are beautiful art! Twig and Wire Bowl from What I Made
Make this fascinating science Tabletop Biosphere from MakeZine
Decorate with Painted Driftwood from Maize Hutton
Older Kids can Make their Own Whistles! (LOVE) from Wiki How
Adorable Pine Cone Spiders for the bug lover from Fireflies and Mudpies
How to Build a Ladybug House for the Garden (I have a couple who think ladybugs are awesome.) from Only Passionate Curiosity
Make the birds at home with this For the Birds Welcome Feeder from Full Circle
Pine Cone Snowy Owls – so adorable! My son has a favorite Snowy Owl Pillow Pet and loves all things cute and cuddly- so this craft is going to be a big hit From This is a Craft
This Autumn Leaves Lantern is a beautiful way to light things up from Here We Are Together
Go green with this Orange Stuffed Bird Feeder from Amber Dusick
All Natural Outdoor Tic Tac Toe – what an amazing idea from Chicken Scratch NY
A sweet Nature Mobile from Red Ted Art
Get a little messy with this Mud Paint Recipe from Learn, Play, Imagine
Bring on the engineering with this Twig Raft from Parents.com
A little more mess, when you make Melted Crayon Rocks from The Artful Parent
Printing Leaves on Plastic from The Artful Parent
Build A Bird’s Nest with your little ones from Tots Crafts
Create some peaceful noise with Sun and Surf Wind Chimes from GlazedOVER
Decorate your windows and doors with these Flower Petal Stained Glass from The Artful Parent
I need my kids to make these Acorn Magnets from Make and Takes because we get too many acorns for the squirrels to keep up!
The Beach Keepsake Craft will give you a place for all those treasures from Fireflies and Mud Pies
The Art & Science of Leaf Rubbings from KC Adventures will result in frameable art for your home you will love!
Combine ideas to create these sweet Suncatcher WindChimes from Hands On As We Grow
Little boys will enjoy making these Dragon and Crazy Creature Stick Figures from Parents.com
Beautiful Living Fairy Garden from See Jamie Blog includes small plants and tiny furniture made from twigs.
This Acorn Frame from Better Homes and Gardens is a perfect way to use the thousands of acorns we sweep off of our back deck each year once the squirrels have their fill.
The Yarn-Wrapped Sticks from Aesthetic Outburst are bright and colorful fun.
Look at this working Twig Trivet from TLC How Stuff Works to protect your table from hot dishes.
These Maple Seed Dragonflies from Parents.com are delicate and sweet.
These ideas a great, I love being outdoors and I love that my daughter is an outdoors girl! we take most of our arts and crafts out in the garden when its dry! Using nature in our crafts is so much fun! Thank you for these ideas! We are going to love doing some of these this autumn!
Amy Blevins says
Us too! I was so excited to put this list together!
Olivia Rose @momslilmunchkin says
Wow, great ideas. Me and my kids love doing crafty things. And the best part is these are all environmental crafts. Thanks for sharing!