Fall is officially here and we are ready to get outside and celebrate! Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy the cooling weather, go for a walk, and take in all the beautiful aspects of nature. Even better, collect some of the pieces of nature for yourself and turn them into crafts and art projects that incorporate nature! Whether it’s leaves, acorns, or just plain old sticks, every part of nature can be a canvas for a masterpiece! Here are 18 gorgeous nature crafts for kids:



Transform fallen leaves into gorgeous watercolor art from Color Made Happy.


Acorns aren’t just for squirrels, you can paint with them, too! via Fun-A-Day.


Turn a pinecone into a mini tree decorated with the colors of the changing leaves! via Fireflies and Mud Pies.


Explore the outdoors, collect your favorite bits of nature, and turn them into a mobile! See how to at Red Ted Art.


Create magical Rainbow Pine Cone Fairies! Find the tutorial here at Twig & Toadstool.

Turn ordinary leaves into extraordinary Leaf People! from My Mommy Style.


Or use those leaves to paint gorgeous fall prints! via Meaningful Mama.


You can also use clay to imprint leaves, then paint them every color of the rainbow! Follow The Artful Parent‘s tutorial!



Add a pop of color to ordinary sticks with yarn or string! via Babble Dabble Do.


Rock painting is all the rage right now! Turn stones into a colorful Patterned Rock Snake from I Heart Crafty Things!


Learn how to keep the beautiful flowers you find along nature walks with these Pressed Bookmarks from Buggy and Buddy!


You can even incorporate nature into the process of your art projects by turning leaves, twigs, and feathers into Paint Brushes! via Messy Little Monster.


Use wire and colorful buttons to wrap plain rocks via Fun at Home with Kids!


Get creative with home decor and make your own DIY Leaf Dream Catcher! via Delineate Your Dwelling.


Make adorable Pinecone Hedgehogs to play pretend with! From Mum In The Madhouse


These Twig String Art Ornaments from Pink Stripey Socks are a colorful decoration for any room!


Practice fine motor skills with this Leaf Sewing activity from Kids Craft Room!


Turn an ordinary twig into a magical Shimmering Fairy Wand from Where Imagination Grows!



Share your favorite nature crafts with us on our Share An Idea page!

Happy Exploring & Crafting!