Sticks, leaves, pinecones, acorns. Discover how you can use all of these to create nature crafts for kids. They’re great any time of year!
I love how easy it is to use a little glue and items from nature to create some really fun crafts for kids.
Your kids can make animals, ornaments, home decor, and more with just items you find outdoors and a few craft items you’ve likely already got at home.
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Crafts with Nature Items
Head outside to gather leaves, nuts, twigs, and other nature items. Then, collect some googly eyes, glue, and a few simple craft items to turn those nature items into a wide variety of creative things.
BOOKS ABOUT NATURE CRAFTS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of nature books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Exploring Nature: Activity Book for Kids – Encourage young nature lovers to get outside and track, explore, discover, and create. This book is filled with hands-on, educational outdoor activities that kids will love to learn from, like crafting bird feeders out of fruit, pressing flowers, or creating sundials.
Nature Play Workshop for Families – This beautifully photographed, highly visual resource offers tangible approaches to nature-based learning and play for children. Parents and teachers discover the benefits of outdoor learning and simple ways to facilitate unplugged nature connection in every season.
Play the Forest School Way – Packed full of ideas, from making nature jewelry and whittling a bow and arrow, to building a shelter and foraging for food, it also celebrates the Forest School philosophy of encouraging self-esteem, confidence, and social skills through engagement with nature.