Kid’s Garden Crafts Roundup

kids garden craft ideas, kids garden activities

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 MarkersLiving 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!



  1. Very cute selection Rhonda! I love the idea of the ladybug rocks – adorable. Thanks for linking up at Mum-bo Monday. I hope to see you again this week!

  2. Cute stuff! Thanks you so much for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop. I look forward to seeing what you share this week!

  3. I wanted to let you know that I love these gardening ideas so much that I featured them in this week's #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

    • I'm glad you like the gardening ideas and I'm flattered that my post will be featured. That's an honor!  Hope you will stop by and link a few of your great posts.

  4. Great ideas!  We love gardening and getting outdoors, so this post is right up our alley.  My toddler is so antsy to start working in the garden with his digger truck 😉

    {Pinned + will be sharing as a featured post in #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup !}

    • Hi Betsy. I love gardening too and plan to use a few of these ideas with my grandchildren. I'm honored that my posts will be featured. I'll stop by and grab a button to let my readers know.

  5. Great ideas. My boys love being outside and now I can add a learning element to their playtime. Thanks for sharing on Small Victories Sunday link up.

  6. All great garden crafts! My favorite is the old tonka dump truck! It is something my boys loved when they were little! Thanks for sharing all of them.

    • I really liked the Tonka trucks too. I wished we had kept my grandson's. I would use them to create a little planter. Sometimes we just need to hold on to things and re-purpose them. Thanks for stopping by. 

  7. What great ideas Rhonda! Thank you! I especially love those ladybug rocks but then I love most anything ladybug! And any color of ladybug is perfect!

    • Hi Kc. I glad you like the ladybug rocks. They are adorable. I'm expecting to see a few ladybug rocks from you and Amara. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. It's so important to teach our kids that food does not come from a grocery store. Altho, many adults don't seem to know that, either. These are wonderful ideas!

    • Hi Annette. I agree, it is important to teach our children about food. I have my grandchildren work in the garden with me. Hopefully, they will one day grow their own food. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see more of you.

  9. Thanks for a great collection of cute ideas! I am looking forward to helping my 4 year old granddaughter with her own flower and veggie garden this summer. I like the idea of adding a bird bath. The one made of flower pots would be cute. And the flower markers! And those footprint stones! I think we'll make and add one each year. I can't wait to begin!

    • You're welcome J. Keep me posted on the flower and veggie garden. I'm an avid gardener, at least I'm striving to be, so I would love to see what you create this summer. Thanks for stopping by.