Nature Crafts Older Kids will Love

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We love nature in our homeschool, and my girls love creating crafts. I am always finding awesome craft ideas that use natural materials. Some of these may seem like they are only suited for preschool or elementary age children, but that is not always the case!

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When dealing with nature activities and nature style crafts, I have found that there really is no age limit to using natural materials as your art medium. Nature is for everyone to enjoy! I have 3 girls I am currently homeschooling. My oldest is 13 and she enjoys the same nature style crafts as my 7 year old does, but I have found that there are certain types of nature crafts that may appeal to older kids and teens. These may be a little more complex to put together, and they are also super cute and even trendy.

Your older kids and teens will love these nature craft ideas:

Botanical Printmaking from Kitchen Table Classroom – your teens will have a blast with this watercolor process printmaking project that uses different types of leaves.

Create some Earth Art with these outdoor ideas from Hands On As We Grow.

Create a Flower Mandala Sun Catcher from Nurture Store.

DIY Flower Crown from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.

How to make a real daisy chain from Be a Fun Mum.

How to make daisy chain crowns from Creative Green Living.

DIY Flower Candle from Lily Ardor

Flower Pounding Printmaking with Flowers from Garden Therapy

DIY Painted Feathers from Free People

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Painting rocks is super popular right now. Here are some fun tutorials and DIY ideas for rock painting:
Tips and Tools for Drawing on Rocks from Color Made Happy
Rock Painting and How to Get Started from Montana Happy
Easy Peasy Rock Painting from Tinkerlab
Rock Painting Ideas for Kids from Artists Network

I am totally in love with these crafts that use sticks and twigs. They are so pretty!
Yarn Stick Nature Craft from KristaLii
Easy Yarn Stick Crafts for Kids from Babble Dabble Do
Stick Loom Weaving from Somewhere Slower
Painted Sticks DIY from Soul Makes
Make a DIY Driftwood Necklace Organizer from Sas and Rose
Driftwood Stick Wall Hanging from Twelve O Eight Blog

Written by Sarah


Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Granola Mama to 4 children ages 16-5. She is a Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for 13 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, Coffee and Green Smoothies!

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