Spring is in the air, and the blooming flowers mean it's time to create some art with nature.
Of all our favorite spring activities for kids, those involving nature and art are at the top of our list. My boys love open ended art projects, and nature provides a beautiful palette for our creations. These nature inspired art activities are sure to spark creativity and imagination in little ones and provides hours of outdoor entertainment.
25 Art Activities with Nature
Mix up homemade watercolor paint from fresh flowers.
Liquid watercolors make gorgeous flower prints. ~ The Artful Parent
Take rock painting to a whole new level of cool with Spin Art Rocks. ~ Meri Cherry Blog
Make leaf rubbings and watercolor art using leaves from your backyard.
Collect, weave, and create with this natural loom. ~ Babble Dabble Do
Extend the fun of a beach vacation by creating melted crayon art with seashells. ~ Fun at Home with Kids
For a unique sensory painting experience make textured paint with sand.
Make homemade glitter using flower petals. ~ Teach Preschool
Paint in the rain with this new paint recipe using rain as one of the two ingredients!
Create an indoor garden with a sticky flower wall. ~ Kids Play Box
Make fizzing apple prints on the sidewalk with homemade erupting sidewalk chalk paint.
Paint the sky. ~ Happy Hooligans
Raid your spice rack and paint with seasonings and spices. ~ Learn with Play at Home
Turn leaves from your backyard into homemade paint brushes.
Paint with herbs, a fun way to get kids in the garden. ~ Mama Miss
Go on a leaf hunt, then scan them and print on paper for scanned drawing prompts. ~ Picklebums
Instead of marble painting, try rolling around a walnut with paint on it. ~ No Time for Flashcards
Get your kids together for a collaborative art project and paint a branch. ~ Art Bar
In addition to painting rocks, you can paint with rocks. ~ Fantastic Fun and Learning
Paint with flowers collected on a nature hunt. ~ Housing a Forest
Make homemade bracelets from nature. ~ Inspiration Laboratories
Find beautiful scents and colors in nature to make homemade paint. ~ Nuture Store
Make spring banners from leaf and flower poundings. ~ Buggy and Buddy
Use mud from the garden to make mud paint in a rainbow of colors.
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Sensory Bins to Explore Nature ~ Spring Activities for Kids