Nature Crafts 101 – 20 Stunning Crafts Using Items Found in Nature

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It is that time again – were 10 talented bloggers come together to share THEIR CRAFTS along a certain THEME!!! This time we are looking at Nature Crafts – your Nature Crafts 101 so to speak! If you kids love to collect things when out an about – be it sticks, stones, leaves or anything else “natural” and always insist on bringing these home, you will hopefully LOVE these Nature Craft ideas – some wonderful creative inspiration of what to do with all those nature items.

This Nature Crafts round up, was inspired by our super popular Kids Crafts 101 – 14 “Every Day Crafts using Every Day Items”. Your response and feedback was so positive that we thought you would enjoy our 20 Nature Craft Ideas. Remember, you can join in with the creative story on both Twitter and Instagram, by using the #KidsCrafts101 hashtag too!

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So how does it work… each day,  will add TWO NEW photos and links to projects for you to explore and try out, as well as peak to what will come the next day. Come back daily and join us 10 crafty bloggers on our creative journey. Be sure to check out all the crafts. They are brilliant!

Joining in are:

  • Meri Cherry
  • Willowday
  • Inner Child Fun
  • Pink Stripey Socks
  • Buggy and Buddy
  • Babble Dabble Do
  • TinkerLab
  • Mama Miss
  • The Craft Train
  • Picklebum

Remember – come back daily – as I load new crafts for you each day to browse and be inspired by!

Nature Crafts Ideas - leaf sun catcher and dream catcher - wonderful gumnut craft

First up we have the lovely Craft Train with this fantastic Gum Nut craft – turn leaves into sun catchers come dream catcher. So pretty!

Nature Crafts - adorable Rock Sticks. So cute

The Craft Train’s second Nature Craft to inspire you are these cute and simple ROCK CHICKS. Adorable.

nature crafts - painted sticks

 Meri Cherry’s Nature Stick Painting!

nature play ideas - nature soup

Nature Soup Making – pretend play with Nature Finds

nature flower wreath how to

Willowdaygram shares a stunning Nature Flower Wreath how to.

natrue crafts - stick deer heads

She also has these super fun “deer head” decorations – Stick Dear Heads – perfect for Autumn crafting don’t you think?  beautiful nature crafts - easy shell and rock pendants

Wonderful stone and shell pendants from Pink Stripey Socks

1 6 fun flower activities for kids

6 Fun Flower Activities also from the lovely Pink Stripey Socks!

nature craft ideas

Wonderful Nature Bookmarks from Buggy and Buddy!


Arty Sticks!

Upcycled CD Cases - nature suncatchers

Make fantastic Sun Catchers from nature and upcycled CD cases with Inner Child Fun’s Nature Craft!


Outdoor Colour Match Game  – a super fun and cute way to explore Nature for sure!

Beach Wood Rattles - jazz up these broken shell & beach wood rattles with some colourful yarn

Broken Shell & Stick Rattle

Seaside Windchime Craft from shells, stones and pony beads   fall craft

Sea shell Windchime  Autumn Mobile

bark and leaf painting

Bark Painting with Tinkerlab

simple-painted-leaf-critter-2 Leaf Critters (so cute!)

Puffy-Painted-Rocks-BABBLE-DABBLE-DO-INTRO Puffy Paint Rocks from Babble Dabble Do

Insect-Hotel-BABBLE-DABBLE-DO-title-3 And an AWESOME Insect Hotel

  Simple Bug Hotel Here is a simple Bug Hotel if you need an easier one!

Nature Dream Catcher

Beautiful Woodland Dream Catcher

nature crafts - stick crown

Check out this wonderfully fun Stick Crown! Fabulous.

I do hope you have enjoyed our Nature Craft series! We love getting closer to nature, seeing what we can find. Feeling the textures and getting crafting. Hopefully this list of 20 beautiful Nature Crafts are enough inspiration for you to have a go.

If you are looking for even MORE Nature Crafts, we have a whole section to explore.

We also have some great Nature Play ideas – just nature and NOTHING else needed!

OR take a look at some of specifically theme Nature Crafts:

Leaf Crafts

Lavender Makes & Bakes

Shell Crafts

Flowers & Leaf Crafts 

Pine Cone Crafts

Stick Crafts

Stone Crafts