13 Best Nature Crafts For Summer Camp

Summer is the best time to go outside and get crafty! You can simply go out for a walk and collect twigs, fallen leaves, and unique rocks and you already have all the materials you’ll ever need. And if you want your kids to have fun while being productive this summer, then why not make your own summer camp? This is a good way to bond with your children while doing something educational! With that said, here are 13 best nature crafts perfect for a summer camp activity! 

13. Super Fun Hot Rock Melted Crayon Craft

Your kids will love making melted crayon rocks! It’s so much fun to watch the crayons melt and magically turn into paint on the hot rocks as they draw.

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12. Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt + Free Printable Checklist

Whether you’re on your own or have kids in tow, have some fun with this fun nature walk scavenger hunt. Bonus: print out a free printable checklist to use as you find each element. Enjoy!

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11. Summer Craft: Popsicle Stick Seashell Frames

Have your kids been collecting seashells from the beach and bringing them home? My 5 year old started his collection about three beach trips ago, so we really needed to start thinking about what we were going to do with these shells. We decided on seashell picture frames.

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10. How to Make Pressed Flower Greeting Cards

I enjoy making pressed flower greeting cards. I make them even when I have store-bought greeting cards on hand. Here are the easy instructions for how to make pressed flower greeting cards yourself.

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9. Homeschool Preschool Bird Activity

Does anyone else have trouble keeping their kids entertained? I know I do. I’m lucky to be part of a great homeschool preschool group. We recently did this homeschool preschool bird activity together. The kids loved making the pine cone bird feeders.

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8. Friendship Wands: Kids Bead Craft

It’s always fun to find a craft that is easy, fun, inspires creative play and both boys and girls enjoy. My daughter loves to pretend that she’s a fairy or sorcerer. I thought it would be fun to make friendship wands with her so we tried this kids bead craft.

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7. Nature Color Wheel Activity

This nature color wheel free printable is such a simple and easy activity that you can do with your kids year round! Such a fun and easy way to learn colors and incorporate nature into learning. Your children will love finding items to match the colors on their color wheel.

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6. Make: A DIY Bug Observation Box from Recycled Supplies

Welcome to BUG SEASON! The flowers are bursting open in the garden and the bugs are BACK in a big way! Just this week I’ve seen my first butterfly, box elder bug, bumblebee…even a mosquito (it IS Minnesota, after all). It’s a great time for little ones to get out and peep around the backyard for signs of bug life, and we have just the recycled tool to help them make the most of it – a fantastic bug observation box they can make, decorate and take right outside for invertebrate investigation!

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5. Make: A DIY Bee Bath With Kids (5 Creative Ways)

Invite your kids to make a DIY bee bath – a simple and pollinator-friendly summer activity you can throw together right in your own backyard.

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4. Make: A Colorful Bird’s Nest Helper with Kids

These colorful bird’s nest helpers are a fun nature activity for kids, a helpful handmade backyard addition for birds, and only require minimal supplies (with zero prep!).

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3. Butterfly Painted Rocks DIY Tutorial

Learn how to make your own butterfly painted rocks in this easy step by step tutorial. Inspired by real life butterflies, this rock painting craft is great for both kids and adults!

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2. Diy Paint Brush for Kids

Making your own diy paint brush is easy, fun, and free! It will get you and your kids out in nature and kids will have a blast collecting natural materials – And pine needles make fantastic homemade paint brushes!

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1. Make: A DIY Nature Explorer Kit (from a Shoebox!)

Whether your little outdoor-lover is more adventurer or naturalist, this cardboard case opens the door to imaginative STEAM-based learning & research.

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