Any time of year is a great time to take your child on a nature adventure! However, during spring, nature walks become even more fun because everything is blossoming and vibrant. Your little one can collect found objects such as rocks, flowers, leaves, branches and more -- all ripe for the picking by curious hands. You and your child can use these found objects to create some awesome nature crafts. Some of these crafts are simply fun while others are in-depth enough to work as home decor or a gift for a family member. If you're interested in learning more about found nature crafts, check out land art for kids and if you need an idea about how to collect nature items consider recycling an egg carton to use as a handy container. Then keep reading to see 15 amazing nature crafts your family can make today!
Flower Stained Glass Windows
This stained glass window idea is a beautiful way to put all those flowers your child collects to great use while adding a pop of spring color to your home.
Nutshell Forest Friend
How adorable is this little fella!? Plus, though this hedgehog is super cute, your child can always adapt this craft and make a different sort of critter.
Kids LOVE collecting rocks and from dominoes, games, little monsters and more, there are tons of cool crafts to make with rocks — plus many are educational to boot. Remember, rocks are only meant for kids old enough to know NOT to eat them. Please don’t give your young toddler or baby rocks to play with — and have your older kids keep rock-based toys in a safe place, out of reach from tiny, curious hands.
Woodland Treasure Sculpture
DIY Wooden Textured Stamps
Younger kids will need some help with this craft, as there’s sawing, hammers and other tools involved, but the end result will be some really cool stamps made out of found branches.
Real Flower Crown
A far cry from the basic daisy chains of your youth, this flower crown is one of the most gorgeous we’ve seen. If your little one wants a crown that won’t eventually wilt, check out this flower crown tutorial.
Pinecones are abundant, so your little one can use this tutorial to make fairies galore in many different colors.
Floating Acorn Candles
What is it about kids and acorns!? They love collecting these little nature jewels, and now you can make something useful out of them that will add a bit of light and magic to the dinner table.
If you’ve got leftover acorns from the candle project, use them, along with some beautiful flowers to make some truly whimsical jewelry.
This adorable elf tepee is the perfect craft for kids who love fairy tales. Plus, it’s not too hard and is adaptable to whatever nature treasures your child collects.
This hoot worthy craft is one of our favorites. Super cute and easy for any season and your child can use his imagination to come up with other bark critters.
Textured Clay Stamps
This craft uses clay, along with found nature items to create some cool, long lasting textured stamps that you can use for other crafts, such as making your own holiday wrapping paper or holiday cards.
Butterfly Finger Puppet
This ultra sweet butterfly finger puppet can be easily made with fresh leaves and flower petals.
Nature Weaving Craft
This classic weaving craft has a fun nature twist. It combines making a loom with found branches then decorating said loom with lovely found nature items such as grasses, flowers, leaves, seed pods, nuts, feathers and pieces of bark.
These pressed flower ornaments would make a great holiday gift for family. They also offer a beautiful way to preserve some of the best flowers of spring and summer. Plus, beyond the flowers, you likely have everything else you need to make this craft at home already.