41 Cool nature explorer nature crafts for kids

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  1. Tin Lanterns

    Tin Lanterns

    I always find these lanterns the children make especially charming in the autumn, though I'm not sure why. It probably has something to do with...

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  2. Painting Nature

    Painting Nature

    A nature walk and some paint create the most beautiful treasures.

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  3. Nature Findings Butterflies

    Nature Findings Butterflies

    My kids are always collecting things in the yard! This was a great activity for them to put all those findings to work. I love...

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  4. Flower Petal Art

    Flower Petal Art

    This art is made by smashing flower petals into cloth... younger children can do it too, with an extra precautionary step!

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  5. Acorn Cap Jewels

    Acorn Cap Jewels

    I love the natural art materials the earth provides this time of year! My four-year-old daughter and I have been having a great time making...

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  6. Hobby Stick Animal

    Hobby Stick Animal

    Using a stick, a sock, and your imagination, make a rideable toy. Will yours be a zebra? A giraffe? This one had wings...

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  7. Summer Seashell Treasures

    Summer Seashell Treasures

    I love watching my children collect beautiful pieces of nature...especially at the beach! Seashells are so special and when the kids add some personal touches...

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  8. Sink or Float? Nature Experiment

    Sink or Float? Nature Experiment

    Your toddler or preschooler will love to go on a nature walk and then experiment with the items you collect!

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  9. Nature's Alphabet

    Nature's Alphabet

    Wandering in nature is a fine pastime, hmm?  You can find all sorts of familiar shapes and symbols. For this adventure we were looking for...

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  10. Stamped Rock Words

    Stamped Rock Words

    These letter rocks are another way to bring literacy into the home in a fun way. This can become a letter game or a way...

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  11. Leaf

    Leaf "Glitter"

    Put those leaves that have fallen in the yard to good use with this DIY Leaf Glitter.

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  12. Wooden Plaque for Father's Day

    Wooden Plaque for Father's Day

    I love art that captures the sweet drawings of my children. Creating art on a beautiful wood plaque is perfect for any dad on Father's...

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  13. "My Dad Rocks" Paperweight

    This is such a fun and creative gift for your child to make for someone special!

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  14. Nature Butterfly Collage

    Nature Butterfly Collage

    Let nature inspire you to make this beautiful butterfly craft!

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  15. Stick Quoits

    Stick Quoits

    Quoits is a fun gameI This version uses ingredients you can find outside. Make and play it at the lake, in the woods...and certainly in...

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  16. Nature Trail Walking Stick

    Nature Trail Walking Stick

    It never fails: my children find a walking stick every single time we go on a nature walk. I don't know where this love came...

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  17. PIne Cone Bird Feeder

    PIne Cone Bird Feeder

    This bird feeder was a lot of fun for my two little ones to make. Seeing the birds fly down and grab their lunch off...

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  18. Stick Bugs

    Stick Bugs

    Explore nature with this simple stick bug craft.

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  19. Rocks to Gems

    Rocks to Gems

    My children have been into pirates lately and seem to always be discovering treasures. Since we have more rock collections in this house than we...

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  20. Seashell Friends

    Seashell Friends

    Adding silly faces got my kids giggling...a lot! They named their new little seashell friends and even made them each a little home in some...

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  21. We Are Thankful for the Earth

    We Are Thankful for the Earth

    Take a walk and notice the things you are truly thankful for: trees, water, animals, sunshine. When you return home, make a poster about...

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  22. Garden Rock

    Garden Rock

    My kids love being in the garden, so making them feel like it's their special place, too, is important to my husband and I. Garden...

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  23. Mud Pie Kitchen

    Mud Pie Kitchen

    The best play material, in my opinion, is one found right in our own yard--dirt! Last summer we used a few things around the house...

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  24. Leaf Doodling With Metallic Pens

    Leaf Doodling With Metallic Pens

    My daughters and I were inspired by the metallic leaf mandala doodles on one of our favorite blogs, The Artful Parent, to try this...

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  25. Camping Craft: Mason Jar Lights

    Camping Craft: Mason Jar Lights

    This is an easy and fun craft to take along when you go camping, or to brighten up any summer night. Colorful tape over...

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  26. Glow-in-the-Dark Constellation Cards

    Glow-in-the-Dark Constellation Cards

    Learning about the stars and constellations is fun. But you know what makes it more fun? Glow in the dark paint! My kids made these...

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  27. Play dough Tree

    Play dough Tree

    Get creative with sticks and play dough and make a play dough tree!

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  28. Pick-Up Sticks

    Pick-Up Sticks

    This is a classic game that only requires a tool to cut a few straight sticks. Something fun for a venture into the...

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  29. Squirrel Slinky Feeder

    Squirrel Slinky Feeder

    My daughter is a fan of squirrels and decided they needed a little feeder just like the birds have in our yard. I thought it...

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  30. Nature Hide and Seek Game

    Nature Hide and Seek Game

    Can you find our nature guy in this picture? Create your own camouflage creature and have fun with an exciting game of hide and seek....

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