9 AWESOME NATURED-BASED HOLIDAY PROJECTS KIDS WILL LOVE

If you’re looking for something to keep the kids occupied over the holiday breaks — crafting is a great choice.

You don’t even have to be “crafty” to do some of these fun things with your kids. All of these Pinterest ideas incorporate natural materials as much as possible — making “gathering supplies” as easy as a trip to the backyard.

Here are some awesome nature-based holiday projects the kids (and you!) will love.

9 AWESOME NATURED-BASED HOLIDAY PROJECTS KIDS WILL LOVE

FALL LEAF PRINTS FROM MEANINGFUL MOMMA

We love leaf printing! This year we’ll be decorating craft paper with leaf prints for wrapping presents, and making matching gift tags.  Or the prints themselves could be the gift — your kids will love seeing their hard work in a frame!

We got this idea first from our visit to the Len Foote Hike Inn, when we made bookmarks.  Cut heavy-weight paper in thin strips, add a hole punch and twine, use small leaves, and you’ve got gift tags!


9 AWESOME NATURED-BASED HOLIDAY PROJECTS KIDS WILL LOVE

ORANGE BIRDSEED FEEDER BY STEPHANIE LYNN

It’s time to feed the birds!

This craft is easy, yet beautiful and elegant.  Making outdoor ornaments for our winged friends to enjoy. Just hollow out an orange, mix birdseed with gelatin, and hang! I love this idea.


9 AWESOME NATURED-BASED HOLIDAY PROJECTS KIDS WILL LOVE

SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS FROM MY VERY EDUCATED MOTHER

I just adore making salt dough ornaments with my kids, and the recipe from the My Very Educated Mother blog is our favorite.

I really love the idea of adding greenery to them too! Maybe a snip off your Christmas tree?


9 AWESOME NATURED-BASED HOLIDAY PROJECTS KIDS WILL LOVE

NATURAL PAINTBRUSHES FROM LEARNCREATELOVE

This simple craft from LearnCreateLove makes the most unique and beautiful artwork. Your kids will love finding their brushes, and then making something amazing with paint!

The artwork created from these would make great gifts.


9 AWESOME NATURED-BASED HOLIDAY PROJECTS KIDS WILL LOVE

KIDS PERSONALIZED WALKING STICK FROM BRASSY APPLE

A hiking family’s dream gift!

My kids have commandeered my trekking poles, so I love the idea of allowing them to create their own to use.  These special creations from Brassy Apple are a lovely addition to a Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s hike. Just find the perfect stick, and let them go wild with paints. So fun!


9 AWESOME NATURED-BASED HOLIDAY PROJECTS KIDS WILL LOVE

RUSTIC TWIG ORNAMENTS FROM STOW AND TELL U

These tree twig ornaments from the Stow and Tell U blog are adorable — and so easy!

These simple ornaments will have the kids searching for the right twigs in the backyard before enjoying putting it together. They’d be perfect for your tree, or as gifts or gift toppers. Love them!


9 AWESOME NATURED-BASED HOLIDAY PROJECTS KIDS WILL LOVE

PINE CONE FEEDERS FROM PRESCHOOL INSPIRATIONS

Here’s another festive idea for the feathered friends in the family. Pine cone feeders are regular crafts at our house! We almost always have the ingredients for this craft on hand, so it’s easy to set up when the mood strikes.

Preschool Inspirations has all the details on this messy and fun craft.


9 AWESOME NATURED-BASED HOLIDAY PROJECTS KIDS WILL LOVE

ROSEMARY PLAYDOUGH FROM THE IMAGINATION TREE

Rosemary is the smell of the season, and I love to bring it indoors in winter.  

Make a batch of homemade playdough for the kids (they can help!) and an extra batch as a gift for a friend. The Imagination Tree blog has all the details on this natural, herbal playdough.


9 AWESOME NATURED-BASED HOLIDAY PROJECTS KIDS WILL LOVE

TWIG PHOTO FRAME FROM MAKE-IT-YOUR-OWN

I cannot thing of a cuter way to present a parent or grandparent with a photo this holiday season.

This craft from Make-It-Your-Own is so simple, easy, and beautiful. The kids will love collecting the supplies and putting it together. So sweet!


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Disclosure: I found these ideas on Pinterest, and shared them here because they are things I would do/have done with my own family. Thanks to the included blogs for allowing me to use their photos. As always, if I didn’t think it was killer, I wouldn’t write about. #keepingitreal

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Your kids will love creating these 9 nature based holiday projects! The projects are easy, fun, creative, and some of the supplies are even FREE. Give your child the gift of experiences this winter. Many of these projects are also great homemade gift ideas for your kids to give their family members. What a wonderful way to get your child outdoors while celebrating the holidays at the same time. #Christmas #holidays #kids #crafts #handmade #giftideas #family

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