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Forget the craft box; instead, head to the backyard to find your supplies for these fun nature crafts.
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM
With spring weather here and Earth Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to check out these nature craft ideas for kids. All of the supplies you need are probably right in your own backyard!
Nature walk bracelet
: Ingenious. That's what I think of this nature walk bracelet idea. It's just perfect for kids (like mine) who like to collect treasures as they walk outside and explore the outdoors. And this craft lets them collect away and carry their treasures as they go. Love it!
: Nature meets fashion with this fancy nature bling made from acorns and a few extra decorations. You can use wool and yarn to make the hair as the instructions or keep it au natural by using dried grass, straw, thin twigs, pine needles or flower petals instead.
: If your outdoor fun brings you to a beach, why not make up a family of these ridiculously cute seashell koalas with your beach treasures. All you need are shells (and maybe markers and/or googly eyes if you want to add a little pizazz to the face. One tip: mix and match the shells into the arrangement you want before gluing to make sure you have enough of the right sizes to make your koala.
: Kids who love to paint or draw will love this outdoor take on their favorite pastime. It's the perfect project for whiling away a hot summer afternoon or keeping kids busy on a rainy day at the beach!
: When is a rock no longer a rock? When it's a turtle, of course. All you need to make these super cute critters is a rock, some paint and a few wooden craft spoons to make the legs.
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