Kids Garden Crafts
Kids garden crafts are both enjoyable to make and can be useful, or the perfect gift for grandparents! Children love making things themselves, especially when these items are not just put in a drawer and forgotten but used everyday!
Making crafts encourage children to use their imagination and feel included in garden projects, but also to notice and develop a closer affinity to nature itself. Garden crafts are obviously not just outdoor activities, but several craft projects can equally be used inside.
Next time your child is bored and heading towards the TV on a rainy afternoon, suggest they try painting a plant pot instead, or making a plant marker so that when the sun comes out and they plant their first row of carrots, they can pop it in the ground and know exactly what they have planted where.
All seasons of the year and occasions inspire different craft ideas and activities. This website has some fun summer craft projects for your children, with wonderfully clear photo instructions on how to complete them together with your kids.
But kids garden crafts can be used in a wider context too. How about including some of the craft projects during the next birthday party? Or making a pile of pressed flower cards and pictures and then selling them for charity? Did you know you can use leaves from your vegetable garden to make dye for Easter eggs? Check out Savor the Rhubarb to find out how!
The best guide to garden craft ideas are - of course - the children themselves. I remember introducing my daughter to making stencils out of potatoes, only to find later on that she had made the most beautiful picture using autumn leaves as stencils instead!
Some of our Favourite Garden Craft Projects
Painting Flower Pots
Garden Plant Markers
Grow Cress Eggmen
Making a bean teepee or wigwam
Garden Wind Chimes
Bamboo Wind Chimes
Making a Scarecrow
Other Resources and Kids Craft Ideas:
Little Kid Crafts For All Seasons! - Discover Quick And Easy Crafts Guaranteed To Spark Your Child's Imagination And Thirst For Learning And Create Lots Of Family Fun!
If you have any suggestions for more kids garden crafts or photos which you would like to share with us, please send them to us!
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Q. Where can I find craft material?
A. If you look around your house and garden, you will find that you already have loads of odd bits and pieces which can be used for making garden crafts. Examples would be old buttons and knick-knacks, string and wood, which you could turn into a garden wind chime. Or use some of the bamboo canes after the tomatoes have finished to make a chime out of bamboo.
A lot of items we usually throw away can be recycled in the garden, for instance, we can make a tin can garden with old tin cans, use old t-shirts to make scarecrows and empty plastic bottles for impromptu cloches! If you can't find anything obvious, just ask the kids!
For things like paints, glue, varnish, and other arty-crafty stuff, try your local arts and craft store, market, or order them from online retailers such as Viking Direct in the UK or Dick Blick Art Materials in the US and Canada.
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