The budding environmentalists in the group will also love the colors and textures in nature crafts. One big advantage to using natural materials in crafts is that pine cones, flowers, stones and seeds all have a story to tell. Putting together a card describing what the material is and where it comes from adds to the fun -- and could impart one or two lifelong lessons about the natural world.
Another plus is that you may be able to gather some of the materials from your own backyard. We've selected some nature crafts that are easy and educational: