Kids need only step outside to find the most unique and colorful craft materials.
Turn plain rocks and twigs into entertaining creatures.
Spoon-feed your winged neighbors with this homemade birdseed dispenser.
Give all those treasures you find on your hikes a proper showcase with this simple mobile.
Take the family rock hunting for heart-shaped stones
The whole family can help turn natural treasures into a decorative wreath. This craft is a perfect Thanksgiving Day activity that will last through the Christmas season.
Set the table for a fairy tea party with this inventive craft.
Deck the halls with these all-natural decorations for a rustic holiday look.
Personalize your fall campout with this decorative name sign.
This take on a classic camp craft inspires your family members to create versions of themselves with natural treasures from your own backyard.
Make garden-inspired fabric prints from flowers and leaves.
This easy-to-make accessory gives little naturalists a hands-free place to store leaves, twigs, and other small finds.
These lovely votive candles add a soothing feel to any room.
Help your child create a winsome window decoration using nature objects.
Bring nature indoors and create your own tiny, tropical ecosystem.
To help kids get the most out of communing with nature, Lizette Castano at the Children's Nature Institute suggests packing a canvas bag with a few of simple item, such as this colorful egg carton for collecting souvenirs.
This nature-meets-fashion craft is a great activity for fall camping or hiking.
Kids can make a simple holder for a family-photo memento of your Thanksgiving gathering; another great holiday craft from Spoonful.com.
Send out a cordial invitation to wildlife with this homemade nesting bag, and you won't have to travel far to discover the joys of the natural world.
Hunt for the perfect rock to decorate with this '70s-inspired craft
Fairies, elves, and other magical creatures are everywhere you look, if you have the eye.
Create a sentimental time line of your summer travels with this classic keepsake.
Create your own insects out of natural materials and pose them around your campsite.
A variation on the age-old nature necklace, these wire-wrapped pendants are fun for kids to trade. Some girls paint their names on one side and their best friend's on the other, and wear them as a proclamation of their unbreakable bond.
Spruce up your Thanksgiving or Autumn table with fall foliage coasters.
Use the seeds from a summer melon to make this back-to-nature necklace.
Using a common autumn find -- empty acorn caps -- this whimsical craft is perfect to make after a walk in the woods.
Decorate a snow angel with a mosaic of birdseed to delight your feathered friends.
Turn small stones into ornamental artworks to spruce up a garden
Turn a pocketful of fall pinecones into this pretty tabletop tableau -- "ugly" duckling and all.
Hold a regatta on your tabletop with these simple walnut ships whose colorful leaf sails come courtesy of the fall season.
Create this trailside art project during your autumn hike.
Add rustic cheer to your front door with a colorful gathering of painted pinecones.
Keep your flowers fresh and your kids happy with this fun-to-make flower print. Pounding flowers into paper transfers the natural pigments in a fun noisy way that is irresistable to kids.
Fashion a filbert family out of nuts and twigs.
These clay coins are lovely springtime keepsakes, and in the process of making them, your kids can learn the names of the trees in your backyard or local park.
Recycle a milk carton and make new feathered friends with this creative nature Earth Day craft for kids.
Make your own collection of colorful gemstones from ordinary rocks and crayons.
Use beach finds and sand to create textured seascapes
Coax the kids outside for a wintry nature walk to collect the materials for this gingerbreadlike birdhouse.
Turn nature finds into petal people with this fanciful collage project.
Instant Friends Kit
Backyard Bird Feeder
Fairy Tea Set
Personalized Nature Pals
Nature Luminary Votive Candle Holders
A Trail Tote
Pinecone Photo Holder
Bird Nesting Bag
Layer Loot in a Jar
Birdseed Snow Angel
Pounded Flower Prints
Milk Carton Bird Feeder
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