I was in the process of planning my summer garden and decided to look for garden crafts to do with my grandchildren. I found some great crafts, and decided to do a roundup to share with my readers. The posts shown are suitable for a variety of age groups. And these crafts are a great way to keep the kids outside and involved in nature.
It’s also a great way to spend family time together. Here’s the roundup:
1. Root Viewer – Found on Zulily – Great way for children to watch vegetables grow underground establish roots and grow. I initially found this on Zulily, but it is currently out of stock. However, you can check out Fat Brain Toys, they have it in stock. Furthermore, this is also great for science lovers.
2. Hand and Foot Print Flowers – Found on Learning As We Are Growing – This is a great craft for capturing memories of adorable little fingers and toes. Also, this craft is a wonderful gift idea for grandparents or parents for Mother’s or Father’s Day.
3. Slinky Bird Feeder – Found on Glamumous. However, I found a DIY version on Dust Bunnies and Dog Toys, which I will be using. I purchased a Slinky from the Family Dollar for a few bucks. Fortunately, I just happened to have several size embroidery rings in the closet just waiting to be used. My Blue Jays love peanuts. Be sure to use unsalted peanuts if you make this project.
4. Tissue Paper Flower Pots – Found on From ABCs to Acts. Cute idea to make with children. I plan to use Marigolds with my grandchildren. They can nurture them all summer. And will last until they are hit with a hard frost. You can purchase the tissue paper from the Dollar Tree. They have a pack with bright, bold colors, which is perfect for summer. You can find inexpensive pots at your local garden center for a few bucks.
5. Bug Bingo – Found on About. Adorable, and this would be fun to play on those rainy, summer days. Just as important, the card and insects are free to download. Just print and assemble.
6. Personalized Stepping Stones – Found on Skip To My Lou. Creating a personalized stepping stone in the garden will excite any child. Fortunately, all of the supplies can be found at your local Lowes or Home Depot.
7. Ladybug Rocks – Found on Parenting – Another cute idea to place in a garden or to use as paper weighs for mom or dad’s office. Additionally, they will make great gifts for teachers or anyone else who loves ladybugs.
8. Truck Garden Planters – Found on Toby and Roo. If you have old dump trucks that your children don’t play with anymore, this will be a great project. Also, you may be able to purchase the trucks cheaply at your local Dollar Store, yard sales or the Goodwill.
9. Popsicle Stick Garden Markers – Found on Instagram. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the instructions. But the project looks easy enough to figure out by looking at the pictures.
10. Bird Bath – Found on Dump A Day I love the bright colors on this bird bath.
11. Rainbow Garden Markers – Living Well Spending Less This craft is cheap. Most of all, it’s a great use of paint sticks. I’m going to make these and use this idea in my garden this season.
12. Spring Tulips – Found on Let Kids Create A few sheets of paper, finger paints and fork will keep them busy for hours. This craft is definitely on my To Do List.
Finally, I hope you find a craft or two that you can make with your children/grandchildren. Please leave a comment, we may want to adopt it. Last, be sure to subscribe to my blog before you leave and follow me on social media!