10 Natural Crafts for Outdoorsy Kids

With long days and warm nights, summer is the best time of year for nature activities. Help your little ones connect with the great outdoors—and help them work on fine motor skills—with this collection of natural crafts, featuring supplies you can find in your own backyard!

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Build a Pine Cone Bird Feeder!

Build a kindergarten bird feeder science craft that brings birds to your yard, and a smile to the whole family's face.
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Go on a Nature Hunt!

In this simple and social activity, children use size comparison skills to find objects in nature that are bigger, smaller, longer, and shorter.
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Make a Sandcastle You Can Keep!

Help your child make a beautiful homemade sandcastle that will last!
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Create an Ocean in a Bottle

Kids are sure to be entranced by the magic of the ocean when they create their very own ocean in a bottle.
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Make Like a Bird and Nest

Teach the kids how a bird's nest is made by making your own nests using only natural materials!
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My Backyard Counting Book

Help your kindergartener practice counting from one to ten with this fun outdoor activity. Make a "My Backyard Counting Book" to review counting to ten.
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Plant a Fail-Safe Veggie Garden

Develop your child's green thumb with this easy planting activity. These plants are guaranteed to grow fast and are "brown-thumb" proofed!
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Craft a Natural Materials Mosaic

Celebrate the blooming season with your kid by showing him how to make a magical spring mosaic out of all natural materials!
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Paint with Food!

Does your kid love crafts AND food? Teach him to paint with natural dyes from food! He'll be amazed that food can be made into art, just like in ancient times.
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Make an ABC Nature Book

Take a nature walk in your backyard or local park to find one object for every letter of the alphabet. Then put them together in this handy nature book.
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