15 Creative and Easy Nature Crafts to Try in 2021

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Summer is a wonderful time to step outside and explore your surroundings while basking in the warmth of the sun. If you ever find yourself collecting twigs, leaves, or flowers while out on a stroll, then here are some summer-themed nature projects to do with your children.

15. Campfire Family Camping Rock Craft

On our Labor Day camping trip we worked on some crafts and tried out some new recipes. Our daughter brought two friends with her to the campground, so we make sure to have something for them to do. They really enjoyed this Camping Rock Craft.

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14. Rainbow Striped Painted Rock Photo Holder Craft

Make this adorable rainbow striped painted rock and wire wrapping to hold photographs or name cards. It’s a perfect project for Easter or just because!

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13. How To Make Autumn Leaf Silhouette Art For Kids

This gorgeous Autumn Leaf Silhouette Art for Kids idea is so much fun to make and it’s a great way to combine nature and art in one easy but creative activity.

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12. Pine Cone Shark

Whether you’re prepping a preschool lesson on sharks, or crafting up some fun for Shark Week on the Discovery channel, this pine cone shark is cute and easy.

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11. Pinecone Craft for Kids: Bumble Bee

A fun pinecone craft for kids to create all kinds of cute things out of simple pinecones like this Bumble Bee! A fun activity to do before these crafts is a nice walk. During your walk you will collect a handful of pinecones for crafting fun. Great for both mental and physical health.

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10. How To Make An Autumn Leaf Garland

Todays post is a fabulous craft idea that even the smallest children can help with. I love decorating the mantlepiece in our dining room, which doubles as our craft room. And this decoration is made even better by the fact that it costs practically nothing to make and is compostable afterwards! Here is how to make an autumn leaf garland.

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9. Painted Leaf Garland Craft

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the chill in the air that creates the need for cozy cardigans and chai tea latte. The best part of the season is when the leaves on our trees begin to change color and provide a vibrant backdrop to the landscape.

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8. Pinecone Roses from Rhonda at Mrs. Greene

The other day as I was trying to think of a craft to make using materials from nature, I picked up a pine cone off the ground and stared at it.  One of the first things that came to mind was a flower, so I decided to make a whole bouquet of pine cone roses!

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7. How to Make a Solar Powered Fairy House

This fairy house is made from recycled materials AND it’s solar powered!

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6. Natural Christmas Ornaments: DIY Twig Tree

It’s a fairly simple craft to put together –love that! Better yet, it only takes a few supplies to make it with the main one being found in nature – love that more!

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5. How To Make Pine Cone Garland

If you like to incorporate a bit of nature into your crating, this Painted Pine Cone Garland craft is for you! Something I love about this craft is that I made a little game out of it with my children.

 

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4. How to Make a Daisy Chain Flower Crown with Real Flowers

One of my favorite spring and summer activities as a child was making flower crowns from wildflowers and the daisy “weeds” that sprout up around March or April and keep blooming through the summer.

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3. Clothespin & Leaf Turkey Craft

I get excited when we can think of fun ways to incorporate nature in our crafts. Sticks, rocks, flowers, and leaves are all great supplies to craft with. Speaking of leaves, and especially with it being fall and all, nothing says nature and the season more than colorful fall leaves.

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2. Nature Fairy House Building Activity

To make this week seem a little more fun, I have been trying to unplug and do some fun activities with the kids. If you are also looking for fun activities, my kids thought this Nature Fairy House Building Activity was amazing!

1. Frosted Pinecone Ornament

This beautiful frosted pinecone craft is so easy and will add a natural touch to your tree no matter what theme or colors. 

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