15 Fun and Creative Crafts for Kids Inspired by Nature

Nature-themed crafts are one of the best ways of connecting with the earth and for building memorable moments with our little ones. Use this as an opportunity to go on an outdoor family scavenger hunt or to use materials that you already have at home in your cupboards or craft supplies.

If you want to create cool crafts while being kind to the planet, check out these 15 crafts for kids inspired by nature!

15 nature-themed crafts and activities you can do with kids

Nature-themed Crafts for Kids

Ladybug & Bumble Bee Tic-Tac-Toe

Tic-Tac-Toe! How many bumble bees or ladybugs can you catch in a row?! This is such a simple nature-themed craft that grown-ups and children can enjoy together.

Craft by Alecia from Chicken Scratch NY

DIY Fairy Garden Houses

A little magic for the kids and the garden!

DIY Fairy Garden House made with paint and wood
Craft by Alecia from Chicken Scratch NY

Pistachio Shell Bees

The next time you have pistachio shells on hand, re-purpose them into these adorable bees that take cuteness and creativity to a whole new level!

Cute painted bumble bees made with re-purposed pistachio shells
Craft by Kristy from Crafts4Toddlers

Pistachio Shell Turtles

These are just turtley amazing and will get the little ones using their imagination!

Cute green turtles made with re-purposed pistachio shells
Craft by Kristy from Crafts4Toddlers

Leafprint Garden Stone

This nature-themed craft is the perfect addition to the DIY garden fairy houses.

DIY leafprint garden stone for the garden
Craft by Kim from KimandCarrie

Pinecone Owls

Do you have a few pinecones and acorns laying around in the backyard? Have the kids look for the perfect pieces to build these little critters in all sorts of shapes and colors! Have them hide them for a fun game with this next craft…

Little cute owls made with paint, pinecones, and acorns
Craft by Amanda from Crafts By Amanda

Cardboard Tube Binoculars

Perhaps you can use these recycled cardboard tube binoculars to keep a lookout for the hidden pinecone owls above!

Binoculars made with recycled toilet paper cardboard tubes
Craft by Amanda from Crafts By Amanda

Fairy Bracelet

Add a little extra magic to nature walks with fairy bracelets made with flowers and leaves.

Cute floral and leaf bracelets made with flowers from nature
Craft by Carissa from Creative Green Living

Recycled Ladybug Jar

The recycled bug jar is perfect for kids who love bugs! It can even make a lovely keepsake gift for a loved one. Either way, it’s adorable!

Old re-purposed jar made into a ladybug jar
Craft by Carissa from Creative Green Living

DIY Rock Village

Have the kids build their own little dream town with painted rocks.

A little town or village made with painted rocks found outdoors
Craft by Carissa from I Love Painted Rocks

Nature Sensory Soup

Have them serve up some fresh flowers straight from mother nature to you!

Sensory soup made with flowers and plants from nature
Craft by Sharla from The Chaos and The Clutter

Nature Sensory Bottle

You can never have enough nature-themed crafts that involve flowers, can you?!

Sensory bottles made with flowers and plants from nature
Craft by Sharla from The Chaos and The Clutter

Bug Hotel

Bugs like to stay at 5-star hotels too with one exception…it has to be eco-friendly!

bug hotels made with materials such as wood, branches, and pinecones
Craft by Sarah from A Few Favourite Things

Simple Bug Hotel

Another bug hotel that a little more simple, yet just as beautiful!

Bug hotel made with wood, branches, pinecones, and a recycled plastic bottle
Craft by Maggy from Red Ted Art

Hammered Shamrock Prints and Clover Hearts

Lastly, bring some extra love and luck into your day with this nature-themed craft using shamrock prints.

leafprints made using a hammer and leaves on cloth
Craft by Tracy from Oh, The Things We Make

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