These 30+ ideas for nature art for kids are the perfect easy craft projects for any age! Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.
As a little girl I loved playing outside. I loved Little House on the Prairie (did you see the updated Little House Christmas DVD?!) I’d pretend I was Laura Ingalls and find some little corner of the woods and have myself an adventure.
I’d pretend I was cooking over an open fire and gather little leaves and things for pretend food, then search for a large stick to stir the pot.
I’d collect unusual rocks and twigs.
I’d try to build a make-shift shelter.
And all this got me thinking…
…maybe we should plan a nature adventure this weekend.
We could give it an amazing name, like the Bubbling Brook Adventure Weekend 😀
No? Too much?
How about this — When you go out on your next nature adventure with your family, why not gather some crafting materials along the way? Pick up rocks, twigs, leaves and more and make one of these beautiful nature art for kids ideas.
Here you’ll find ideas from painting leaves to making a sailboat from twigs. So many fun ways to get inspired… and this is the perfect fall family activity as the leaves are changing colors.
Enjoy browsing these adorable, simple nature crafts from some pretty creative moms.
Sometimes a nature adventure is as close as your own backyard 😉
*Click the links above each image and you’ll find detailed instructions for each craft.
30+ Nature Art For Kids Ideas
Fall Wreath with Rustic Acorns and Burlap – Crafts Unleashed
Painting Stones – Easy Peasy and Fun
Bark Owl Craft – Fireflies and Mud Pies
How to Preserve Leaves – Buggy and Buddy
Stick and Leaf Butterfly Nature Craft – Artsy Craftsy Mom
Tic Tac Toe; Stone Bees & Ladies Birds – Red Ted Art’s Blog
Twig Boat Craft – Easy Peasy and Fun
Stick Owl Craft for Kids – I Heart Crafty Things
How to Make Homemade Story Stones – Happy Hooligans
Crafty DIY Stick Toys for Imaginative Play – Artsy Momma
Painted Rock Cactus – Craft Berry Bush
Artsy Origami Butterfly Stick Toys – Pink Stripey Socks
Sight Word Pebbles for Literacy Play – The Imagination Tree
Bookmark Craft for Kids Using Pressed Flowers and Leaves – Buggy and Buddy
Cute Painted Ladybug Rocks – Easy Peasy and Fun
Beautiful Dragonfly Stick Craft – A Little Pinch of Perfect
DIY Car Track That Rocks – PLAYTIVITIES
Nature Paintbrushes – Messy Little Monster
Pine Cone Spiders – Fireflies and Mud Pies
Funny Face Rock Puzzle – The Craft Trail
Toddler Art with Items found in Nature – Happy Hooligans
Rock Turtle Craft – Easy Peasy and Fun
Acorn Owls – Honest to Nod
Pine Cone Craft That Turned Into a Toy – PLAYTIVITIES
And tons more crafty ideas for kids can be found at these links, too:
Fall Leaf Prints – Meaningful Mama
Flower Panels – krokotak
DIY Nature Paint Brushes for Kids – AppleGreen Cottage
Pinecone Bats – Fireflies and Mud Pies
Autumn Leaf Print Crafts – NurtureStore
Nature Craft Construction Kit – The Craft Trail
DIY Spray Paint Flower Art – Simply Real Moms
I Got Jealous of My Own Flower Art Pin – Babble
Pine Cone Roses from Rhonda at Mrs. Greene – Creative Green Living
How to Make Leaf Prints – Edventures with Kids
Rock Accented Home Decor – Dollar Store Crafts
Pinecone Birdfeeders – Happiness is Homemade
Fall Scavenger Hunt For Kids – Burlap + Blue
What have you created lately? I’d love to know!
Linda S says
so many great ideas! thanks for sharing them all in one place. Enjoy your Autumn Days!