Garden and Nature Crafts for Kids

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Looking for some entertaining garden crafts for little ones? Here are lots of entertaining craft tips for little ones to make in and for the garden, as nicely as some nature arts and crafts.

Updated April 2021

I get so excited this time of year. It’s time to start off gardening! 

And along with planting flowers and vegetables and reading gardening books, we like to turn our creative energy toward the garden and our outside living spaces.

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We make garden want flags, bean pole teepees, stepping stones, weatherproof garlands, and other garden crafts and decorations.

Today, I’m sharing some of our favored garden crafts for little ones and households, some of which have come from my book The Artful Year, and some that come from the weblog! During my book weblog tour a handful of years back, some of my weblog mates attempted out the projects in The Artful Year, and have left some entertaining feedback!


Garden Crafts for Kids

Wish flags for Garden Crafts for Kids

1. Garden Wish Flags

We decorate these fabric flags with fabric markers or crayons and they carry our wishes and hopes for our garden and for the gardening season.

Here they are, hanging in the garden with our wishes for sunshine, flowers, rainbows, butterflies, fairies, and a talking carrot. Looks like it’s going to be a great Spring!”

Megan, The Art Pantry

bubble wands with beads

2. Beaded Bubble Wands

These DIY bubble wands created with pipe cleaners and beads are a entertaining little ones craft project. Plus the completed bubble wands are stunning and work good with our homemade bubble resolution!

“I couldn’t resist doing a little video & craft out of the book for you too —check these out!”

Maggy, Red Ted Art

Beanpole teepee for Garden Crafts for Kids

3. Grow a Bean Pole Teepee

We enjoy expanding pole beans up a bamboo frame and make a single virtually just about every year! The structure delivers a entertaining fort ahead of the beans start off expanding, as well.

painted birdhouse on fence

4. Paint Birdhouses with Kids

The greatest way to attract birds to your garden is to provide homes for them! And it is so entertaining painting and decorating them – I enjoy how the liquid watercolors soak into the wood like a vibrant wood stain.

bead suncatcher garland

5. Melted Bead Suncatchers

Melted bead suncatchers are straightforward to make from little ones plastic pony beads. They are tough and a best addition to your garden. And check out my web page all about suncatchers for even more tips!

“Jean has filled the book with such a happy collection of ideas that combine totally do-able projects with her special touch of magic.”

Cathy, Nurture Store

paper pinwheels

6. Make Paper Pinwheels

These entertaining and straightforward paper pinwheels are a good addition to your garden, or best for a pop-up parade via the neighborhood!

“These paper pinwheels are quick and easy to make and would make a fabulous project for older children to make for younger siblings.”

Christie, Childhood 101

decorated rock houses for Garden Crafts for Kids

7. Paint Rock Houses

Gather some rocks on a stroll and head dwelling to make these entertaining painted rock homes! Use them to generate a small village in your garden, or leave them in your neighbors’ garden as a sweet surprise!

Create these beautiful flower flags by flower pounding on canvas

8. Make Flower Flags

Flower pounding is such a entertaining procedure art activity for little ones! Watch as the pigments from the flower transfer onto canvas to generate these stunning flower flags.

beaded garden ornaments

9. Beaded Garden Ornaments

This is a single of our favored garden decorations! Use beads, pipe cleaners, and dowels to make beautiful garden ornaments that you will enjoy hunting at all spring and summer season extended!

“The kids and I have been busily preparing for spring over the last few weeks – planting seeds and working in our fairy garden – so I thought these cheerful garden ornaments would be a wonderful addition to all our spring preparations!”

Chelsey, Buggy and Buddy

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Nature Arts and Crafts for Kids

If you want a break from the summer season sun, right here are some entertaining nature arts and crafts, so you can bring the garden inside!

Nature inspired art – observational flower drawing for kids

10. Observational Drawings of Flowers

This post really includes two nature inspired art projects that discover strategies for little ones to observe and generate with nature. Try your hand at observational drawing of flowers and clay leaf printing.

“One of my favourite things is creative learning with nature and there are many lovely ways that this book explores nature and highlights natural changes through the seasons with art and family experiences.”

Rachel, Racheous Lovable Learning

melted crayon rocks for Garden Crafts for Kids

11. Melted Crayon Rocks

Melted crayon rocks are created by “painting” on hot rocks with crayons, which melt as they touch the heated rock. This has been a favored activity for a extended time, and we’ve even attempted it on shells, Easter eggs, and salt dough ornaments.

“I chose to make the Melted Crayon craft with [my son] because (1) it involved fire… and that makes it super cool for kids and (2) we could make a bunch of rocks to give away to his new friends.  (Ah ha!  Here we are making memories and building connections.  Just like what Jean said!)”

Leslie, Pink Stripey Socks

Child painting clay beads and finished nature mobile

12. Make a Nature Mobile

Go for a nature stroll and collect all-natural components to use for this stunning nature mobile. Painted air dry clay beads add the finishing touch!

Nature Suncatcher

13. Nature Suncatcher Craft

This flower suncatcher craft for little ones makes use of nature’s palette (flowers and leaves) and sticky speak to paper in the best circle frame. An straightforward summer season craft and so stunning!

“I stuck one of the sticky circles on the back of the plate and they added the flowers and leaves. They all smelled so so good that the craft became a multi-sensory experience.”

Megan, Coffee Cups and Crayons

A 3D Nature Suncatcher from a Cardboard Box

14. Make a 3D Nature Suncatcher Box

Use a cardboard box, speak to paper and products you come across in nature to make a beautiful creation with endless possibilities – it can be a 3D nature suncatcher, a flower petal art box, or a flower property for fairies and fireflies.

Flower crown on bouquet of flowers

15. Make Flower Petal Crowns and Necklaces

These DIY flower crowns for little ones are each beautiful and easy to make. Using fresh flowers for a stunning stained glass impact, this is a good nature craft to celebrate spring or summer season!

“The necklace turned out stunning with it’s vibrant pink and red colors. My daughter was super excited to wear her creation to preschool to show it off to her classmates.”

Rachel, I Heart Crafty Things

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16. Make a Nature Table

Nature tables are the best resolution to all of the treasures your little ones may come across on a nature stroll! Arrange in baskets at a little ones table with magnifying glass and nature guides for additional exploration.

“Nature tables are easy to set up and can be different and unique every time you  make one.  They are also great for all ages, which I love.”

Meri, Meri Cherry

We hope you attempt out these entertaining garden and nature activities with your family members! And thanks once more to my beautiful blogging mates who attempted out all of these entertaining tips!

Garden Crafts for Kids

“What I love about the crafts in The Artful Year is that although they give clear instructions, they still encourage families to use the materials they are most comfortable with or already have around the house. So really, the crafts are as adaptable as you’d like them to be.”

Penny, Mother Natured

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