Spring Craft - Jacquie Fisher

Nature Inspired Craft Ideas

I was a craft lover and a nature wanderer growing up. I remember some of my favorite craft projects as a child began with gathering natural items on a hike. When we returned to the house I would create art with rocks, twigs, flowers, etc. I have been exploring DIY craft ideas that combine nature and craft time, to inspire future projects with kids. Click the pictures in the index below to go to the corresponding craft tutorial page:

1) Flower Texture Art

    Construction paper + Oil Pastels + Wild flowers + glue = Flower Landscape

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2) Maple Seed & Twig Art

    Maple Seeds + Twigs + Paint + Hot Glue = Cute Nature creatures ie: Dragon Flies

Autumn woodland treasure sculpture

3) Nature Weaving

    Twigs + string + plants + leaves + grass = Nature Weaving Craft

Kirtsen's Craftiments

4) Rainbow Flower Banner

    Cloth + Craft Glue + Ribbion + Various Colored Plants = Rainbow Craft

nature rainbow project

5) Personalized Nature Pals

    sticks & twigs + hand pruners + hot glue + flat stone + colored pencils + nature objects + twine = personalized nature pals

nature pals

6) Flowers Faires

    Natural items + card stock + crayons/ markers + glue = Flower Faires

Flower faires

7) Nature Filled Sun Catcher

    Clear contact paper + A plate + Nature items + yarn = Nature Sun Catcher

nature sun catcher

8) Twig Heart Michelle Made Me

    Cereal box + twigs + scissors/utility knife + pencil + eraser + white glue + hot glue = Twig Heart.

michelle made me

9) Alphabet Painted Rocks

    26 Smooth rocks + Acrylic paint + Paint brushes + Sharpie + Clear Satin Glaze = Alpahbet Rocks

Alpha Rocks

10) Rain Scapes

    rain + pancake watercolors + paper + mortar & pestle = Rain Scapes

rain scales

11) Rock Animals

    White cement glue + Stones + Non-drying clay + Coffee stirrers + Paintbrushes = Rock AniPals

Rock Turtle

12) Flower Pound on Fabric

    1 yard of white or off-white 100% cotton fabric + Alum + Washing Soda + Clean Bucket + Water + Old wooden cutting board + Iron + Ironing board + Scissors + Wax Paper + Masking Tape + Hammer + Flowers + Fine Tip Permanent Marking Pen or Fabric Pen = Custom Natural T-shirt Design

flower pounding

13) Hammered leaf and flower prints

    flowers/ leaves + watercolor paper + selection of hammers + hard work surface + paper towels + scissors + a pen + tweezers/ toothpicks + tape + acrylic finishing spray = Natural prints on watercolor paper

hammered leaf and flower prints

14) Natural Candle Holder

    Pressed Leaves or Flowers + Votive Cup + Tissue Paper + Decoupage Solution + Foam Brushes = Glowing Leaves

glowing leaves

15) Whootastic Pinecone Owls

    3 Open Pinecones + White craft stuffing + 1 sheet of brown felt + Large goggly eyes + Scissors + Hot Glue + A stick = Pinecone Owls

pinecone owl craft

16) Andy Goldsworthy for Kids

    assortment of leaves + glue + canvas = Leaf Mosaic

AG for kids

17) Autumn Crowns

    duct tape + brown paper grocery bags + scissors + colorful mix of leaves, flowers, & misc. embellishments = Natural Crown

Autumn Nature Crown

18) Printing with leaves

    assortment of leaves + paint/ ink + paper = nature print

nature print

19) Twig & Bead Trees

    paper beads + twigs + string + scissors + handsaw + drill w/ tiny bit + large-eyed needle = Handmade tree ornament

Tree Ornament

20) Hanging Leaves

    Colorful leaves + Bleached beeswax + Double boiler + Monofilament + Clothespins = Waxed Leaf Mobile

hanging leaves

Happy Crafting!

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