Summer is the perfect time to get outside, start exploring, and collect natural materials for crafts. Nature crafts are a great way to spend a summer day. They can be done indoors or outdoors, and they are easy to do with children.
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Nature Crafts for Summer
Nature crafts are a great way to get kids outside and enjoy the summer weather. There are many different projects that are suitable for all ages, and they’re also a great way to teach kids about nature.
Here are more than 45 fun nature crafts that you can do with your children this summer:
These nature-inspired fairy wishing bottles were designed by my daughter to take a little bit of nature with her wherever she goes. Wish bottles are quick to come together and you only need one thing to get started!
It’s the perfect time of year to get outside and start foraging those acorns to create your beautiful, nature-made acorn garland for Fall. Add it to your seasonal decor, fireplace mantel or centerpiece to enjoy.
Forage around your backyard for fallen twigs to create a decorative Washi Tape and Twig Star! These are easy to craft while you’re out camping with the family. Just bring along a spool of washi tape and you’re ready for a fun nature craft!
This is not a last-minute type project, unless you already have dried flowers on hand. If you need to dry flowers, plan on about two weeks of drying time in a flower press or heavy book. I always try to plan ahead and save enough flowers each spring and summer to use all year.
Making your own diy paint brush is easy, fun, and free! It will get you and your kids out in nature and kids will have a blast collecting natural materials - And pine needles make fantastic homemade paint brushes!
It’s always fun to find a craft that is easy, fun, inspires creative play and both boys and girls enjoy. My daughter loves to pretend that she’s a fairy or sorcerer. I thought it would be fun to make friendship wands with her so we tried this kids bead craft.
This nature color wheel free printable is such a simple and easy activity that you can do with your kids year round! Such a fun and easy way to learn colors and incorporate nature into learning. Your children will love finding items to match the colors on their color wheel.
It’s a great time for little ones to get out and peep around the backyard for signs of bug life, and we have just the recycled tool to help them make the most of it – a fantastic bug observation box they can make, decorate and take right outside for invertebrate investigation!
Here is a great Bird's Nest Craft for Kids that involves recycling, nature, and peeps - three of my favorite things! This is an easy craft to make with kids and is a fun way to use some of that Easter candy.
This project uses recycled cardboard tubes, leaves and pipe cleaners. Easy peasy. Full printable instructions are below, but as you can see you’ll poke the arms through the sides of the tube, add a leaf for a head, and glue on eyes and buttons. Fun!
Paint a recycled aluminum can and personalize it with your name. Poke a sturdy stick into the ground outside your cabin or tent and add your name plate can!
There are many fun and easy ways to get creative with nature this summer. Whether you’re looking for a craft project, outdoor activity, or just something to do on a hot day, these ideas are sure to keep you entertained. So get outside and enjoy the summer weather!