Summer is the perfect season for nature crafts, so head out for a walk, collect everything you might need and have fun making these cute craft projects before the summer is over. Your kids will love it and it’s a great way to get them outside and teaching them about nature before getting creative at home or even right in the forest or park.
Liz from Say Yes has a fab tutorial for everyone who wants to learn how to make a flower crown with dandelions or wild flowers. Kids love them, they super adorable and you need nothing but your own hands and a bunch of flowers for them.
If you’ve got some flowers left over, take them home and make a beautiful suncatcher with them. Jamie from Hands On As We Grow has a really cute tutorial over on her blog as well as lots of other great nature crafts for summer and beyond.
Found pebbles on your most recent beach adventure? There are so many fun things you can do with them, but one of my favourite nature crafts for summer is making story stones or ladybird stones. They’re so cute and your kids will be able to play with them for years to come.
The beach or a nearby river or lake are also the perfect location to send your stick boat on its very own adventure. You only need a couple of sticks and some string to get started and if you need a little help, there’s a step by step guide on how to build a stick raft over on Moment To Moment.
Maggie from Red Ted Art has used sticks of all sizes to create colourful spiderwebs with her children. She’s used chest nuts in the centre but you could use whatever you find on one of your walks and be as creative as you like with the colour of your yarn.
Sea shells are another natural craft material that is really versatile and fun to use. Why not make a sea shell wind chime or have a go at making your own sea shell candles. Both are such a beautiful craft to decorate your home with and also make a fab gift for a loved one.
Whichever craft you choose, get outside, have fun with your kids and get making and if you fancy sharing your projects, why not pop a link to your crafts in the comment box below. I’d love to see what you all get up to.
What are your favourite nature crafts for summer? Do you prefer working with natural craft materials or are ready-to-go craft kits your favourite option?