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12 Christmas Nature Crafts for Kids

Christmas Nature Crafts are such a lovely thing to make.

Christmas Nature Crafts are fun to make by yourself – and always a relaxing thing to do .

Is it a tradition in your home? – it certainly is in mine we crack open the mince pies, pop some Christmassy music on and make some hot choc (with lots of cream) and spend a happy afternoon Christmas crafting. Often this spans into several afternoons it is just that much fun! 

They are also fun with your kids as a way to get them in to the Christmas spirit and spend time together. They are also a lovely way to encourage them to appreciate the changing seasons and the bounty winter brings . And of course they are such a brilliant excuse to get kids out and about.


Christmas Nature Crafts


Ice Bowl – My favourite of the Christmas nature crafts 

An ice bowl is just the loveliest table decoration or one to plant outside by your doorstep to welcome in visitors. An electric tealight will stop a quick melt and honestly these must be up there as one of the  most simple but effective crafts ever possible. i was shocked how easy it was to do this and how easy it was for my children.



A  year of nature craft and play 

To find out how to make this and how it is a great project for kids and Christmas  do take a look at my brand new book on Nature Crafts (published by Harper Collins) It is a brilliant way to

discover the treasures and pleasures of our natural world with 52 fun activities following the seasons.and it is filled with crafts, gardening, games, art and science activities for children aged 7 years and up that are budget-friendly and will entertain all year round.

And yes of course it has a ton of Christmas nature crafts in it!  And yes of course it makes a beautiful Christmas gift for kids who love the outdoors, begin creative and nature



Ice ornaments make gorgeous outdoor Christmas Nature Crafts

Over on my Simply Parenting blog I show you how to makes these pretty and super effective ice ornaments 

Aren’t they just lovely?



Christmas Nature Crafts – Angel Wings

Gather pine cones from your local park, paint them and then arrange them into a pair of angel wings for a unique Christmas wall decoration. 


pine cone Angel Wings


How to dry orange slices – Christmas Nature Crafts

Oh now we go over to my all time favourite craft blogger – take a look at this super useful tutorial on how to dry orange slices from Red Ted Art – her pine cone angel ornament is rather fab too! 



Christmas Nature Crafts


A Christmas Garland

Hand paint acorns with a simple Scandinavian pattern for a unique Christmas garland.  It would look so pretty over a fireplace or well, just about anywhere really! 



Pinc cone trees Christmas nature crafts

Sometimes the berybest things are the most absolutely simple and these really do tick that box don’t you think?

I love, love, love these pine cone trees from my co-author Catherine Hughes at Growing Family blog  they are just brilliant fun to make and the look so very cute! You could gift them too – a lovely way for a child to have Christmas tree in their bedroom

I juts think it is a cute little tree that col dlook fab anywhere in the home though really and OMG are they just so very easy to make 

 You can find this Christmassy craft and many others in our book Nature Craft and Play 





Christmas Nature Crafts – Tree Topper

This DIY Twig Star Tree Topper is super easy to create! It makes the perfect finishing touch to this rustic Christmas tree.
Christmas nature crafts



Twig Chandelier 

This Twig Chandelier makes a beautiful ceiling Christmas Decoration. Check out this video tutorial to see exactly how to make it!
Twig Chandelier

DIY orange garland 

 This DIY orange garland is made of orange slices and cranberries and it is just the most beautiful thing to adorn your mantel or your tree. Can you imagine the smell too?


Christmas Nature Crafts
Christmas Nature Crafts are just so lovely aren’t they. I am feeling more festive already. I have no ideas which one of these Christmas Nature Crafts to make first though!

Orange pomanders with spices

These all-natural great smelling orange pomanders made with spices are easy to make and create a wonderful festive spirit.


Christmas nature crafts




DIY Pinecone Wreath for Christmas (Costs Pennies!)

Oh this is just the prettiest wreath and such a simple DIY – definitely going on my list of Christmas nature crafts to try


Christmas nature crafts



Floral ornaments for Christmas

I love these floral ornaments for Christmas and they really could not be any  easier to make


Christmas Nature Crafts


Evergreen Christmas wreath – Simple Christmas Nature Crafts

A lovely thing  to do before Christmas is to take a walk in the woods to collect evergreens for a beautiful, large wreath!





So there we have it a lovely array of beautiful simple to make Christmas nature crafts that will make your home look simply amazing. 



“Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin—inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.” John J. Geddes


A big old Christmassy Thank You 

Thank you to all the bloggers who gave me permission to share their stunning Christmas nature crafts – I love our caring sharing creative community and it continues to make me proud how wiling we are to support and enhance each others blogs. Merry Christmas to each and every one of you. 



Further reading on Christmas nature crafts

For those of you whose kids LOVE nature and the great outdoors  I have more lovely resources for you to check out including 



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