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Super Fun Nature Arts and Crafts



A lot of really cool crafts can be made with items from nature, and getting into the creative spirit is something you never really outgrow! So gather up your little campers, go into the woods for supplies, and get ready for a great time as you all make these super fun nature arts and crafts!

Twig Feeders


Bird feeder made of twigs


Adorn your trees with one of these awesome stick-built feeders and then sit back and watch the birds flock and feast!

What You’ll Need:

  • 12 sticks

  • Paint and brushes

  • Hot glue gun

  • Yarn


How To Make:
Start by breaking your sticks into similar lengths and painting them with a variety of colors. Wait for the sticks to dry before firing up the hot glue gun. Situate four of your sticks into a square and glue them together. At each corner of the square, glue a stick that extends upward and attaches to the other three forming a square-based pyramid. Do this on both sides of the square so that your sticks are configured into two three-dimensional pyramids that share a base. Tie a loop of yarn to one end so that you can hang it from a tree branch. Then set an apple inside your contraption so that it’s cradled in the point of the upside-down pyramid.

Rainbow Trees


Paint trees in the forest to create rainbow-colored trees


Add some colorful flair to the forest with this awesome craft project that will leave your trees looking psychedelically vibrant!

What You'll Need:

  • Water

  • Sidewalk chalk

  • Paint brushes

  • Trees


How To Make:
Start by soaking sidewalk chalk in water for a few hours. As it’s soaking, select a drab-looking tree that could use some color! Trees with smooth bark work best. To begin the transformation, start coloring the trunk of the tree with your chalk. Color as much or as little as you’d like. Then dip your paintbrushes in water and brush over the chalk so that the colors run together creating a crazy multi-colored masterpiece!

Pinecone Turkeys


Craft together a turkey out of a pinecone.


These little gobblers will be the perfect table centerpieces for when you’re devouring the Thanksgiving bird and the sweet potato pie!

What You’ll Need:

  • A pinecone

  • Fall-colored felt

  • Googly eyes

  • Scissors

  • Hot glue gun


How To Make:
Start by cutting out feathers from your felt pieces. You’ll need to cut out a triangular-shaped beak as well. As you’re making your cuts, start heating up the glue gun. Secure your feathers onto the bottom of the pine cone so that they fan out to resemble a turkey’s tail. Glue on the beak to the opposing end. Just above the beak, stick on two googly eyes. Then set out your new seasonal decoration for guests and family members to admire!


Leaf Bowl


Use a leaf and clay to create a leaf bowl


Bring a hint of the great outdoors into your home by creating this cute little leaf bowl that would make a great candy dish or jewelry holder!

What You’ll Need:

  • A leaf

  • Air-dry clay

  • Rolling pin

  • Aluminum foil

  • A scalpel blade

  • Paint

  • Clear-gloss sealant


How To Make:
Start by rolling out your clay with a rolling pin to about a quarter-inch thickness. Then set the leaf onto the surface of the clay with the vein side down, and roll over it again so that the leaf presses into the clay. Using your scalpel blade, cut around the shape of the leaf to trim off the excess clay. Then gently peel off the leaf (a pair of fine-tipped tweezers might help with this step). Form a ring out of aluminum foil and set your clay leaf inside so that it forms a bowl with the foil supporting the outer portions of the leaf. Let it dry overnight. Once dry, paint it and spray with a clear-gloss sealant!

Wildflower Window Clings


Leaves and flower petals in the window


Give your boring windows a burst of color and bring the beauty of wildflower fields into your home with this creative craft project!

What You’ll Need:

  • Flower petals

  • Leaves

  • Clear contact paper


How To Make:
Start by setting down your contact paper with the adhesive side facing up. Then arrange your flower petals and leaves onto the paper in any design you’d like. Once you’re satisfied, stick the contact paper to your windows so that the flower petals and leaves are sandwiched between the glass and the paper. Then watch the sun shine through and brighten up your colorful creation!

Can’t get enough nature art-and-craft ideas? Then you’ll love these fun leaf-pressing projects or this awesome build-your-own-terrarium project! We’d love to see your crafty creations, so feel free to share pictures with us on Facebook or Instagram!

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