Create Crafts from Nature

Easy nature craft ideasCrafts can be made from pretty much anything.  If your child likes the outdoors, why not discover the different types of things that could be used for craft activities?  From flowers to rocks, and everything in between, crafts from nature are very cool.

Next time you are outside with your child, whether it is for exercise, a jaunt to the mailbox, or for a breath a fresh air, gather some items that you think could be made into cool crafts.

The following list offers a few suggestions for some craft ideas made by nature:

Nature bracelet

This activity is very easy.  It can be as colorful as your child wants it to be.  All you need to start out with is masking tape.  Tear off some masking tape and wrap it around your child’s wrist.  Make sure that the sticky side is on the outside.  To decorate it, go outside and find items that your child would like for the bracelet.  It can be decorated with pretty flowers, small twigs or blades of grass.

Switch plate of flowers

This will add something pleasant to any room.  Here are the materials needed:

•    Clear plastic switch plate
•    White craft glue
•    Small paintbrush
•    Small pressed flowers
•    Colored paper
•    Utility knife

It is best to purchase a switch plate that has both a front cover and back cover.  Use colored paper to put into the switch plate.  The paper will be used as the background.  An adult should use the utility knife to cut the paper.  Use the back cover of the switch plate as a size guide.  Make sure that holes are cut for the switch and small screws as well.

Now it is time to add the flowers.  With the paintbrush, get some glue and place some glue on the flowers to put onto the colored paper.  Remember to note where the switch and screws will actually go later.

Once all of the flowers are glued, set it down to dry for a little while.  Once your masterpiece is completely dry, place the decorated paper between the front and back covers of the switch plate.  The final step is to attach it to the wall.

Driftwood door handle

Ever think of adding some style to something by using driftwood?  This activity will bring out the carpenter in you.  Here are the materials needed:

•    A unique piece of driftwood
•    Pencil
•    Tape measure
•    Two sturdy screws
•    An electric drill or super glue
•    A wooden door

Clean up the driftwood so that it’s rid of dirt or debris.  Position the driftwood on the door as you would like it.  If there is already a handle on the door, remove it.  Have your child hold the driftwood up against the door.  Using the tape measure, measure where the screws will go with your pencil on the front and back of the door.  Adults, use the electric drill to screw the next handle on or use super glue instead.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 


 

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