Kids love learning about the world around them and making their own crafts. How about combining these two activities? The nature craft projects for kids in this article do just that.
The projects listed below include crafts that will encourage kids to think about the natural world around them in new ways. For instance, the spore prints project teaches kids how mushrooms reproduce while they are making beautiful prints they can hang on their bedroom wall.
Find instructions for these projects and more in the links that follow:
Watch nature create its own artwork by making spore prints with mushrooms.
Appreciate the beauty of fresh apples by making this centerpiece for your table.
With this plant press, you can dry flowers to use in many nature projects and crafts.
Imitate the fossilization process by making realistic-looking fossils out of clay and plaster.
Nothing says, "autumn," like the smell of a fire crackling in the fireplace and the classic scent of pine cones. With this nature craft, you can enjoy both of these aromas together.
Like an oyster holding a beautiful pearl, this hinged seashell box is the perfect place for your child to store their treasures.
Create the natural paradise of your dreams when you make your own nature diorama.
Try out a new printing medium -- grasses! Believe or not, but you can make beautiful and interesting patterns using grass.
With this craft, you can save a bit of summer in a bottle to look at all year long.
You can't save your prize fish forever, but you make a plaster replica to save as a memento with this craft project.
Use dried flowers to make a beautiful glass ornament that gives the impression of stained glass.
Learn how to make cute little elves and their hedgehog companions out of natural materials.
Keep reading to learn about the first of the projects: spore prints!
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