Rain or shine, you'll love these absolutely adorable gardening crafts for kids. What better way to celebrate the beauty of nature and life and growth than with these colorful creations that you can put in and around your garden? Read on for garden craft ideas that you'll love making with your kids.
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These colorful carrots look deliciously delectable, and are a blast to make. If you want, you can even add some bunnies with some brown paint (Someone has to eat these yummy carrots!). Yeah, it'll be a bit messy, but that's what wet wipes are for!
View the fingerprint carrots tutorial at Sassydealz.
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Here's another idea that makes great use of the cute prints kids' fingers make: decorating flower pots! All you need are a few simple materials such as terra cotta flower pots, acrylic paint in a variety of bright colors, and a black marker. Oh, and of course, little thumbs dipped in paint! You can make butterflies, ladybugs, or whatever else you and your child can think of to decorate ordinary flower pots and transform them into pretty plant holders!
View the thumbprint flower pots tutorial at Mom Always Finds Out.
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To make these cheery ladybugs, you'll need some patio paint, smooth rocks, and a few other simple materials. When you're done, you can place these adorable little ladybugs all around your garden to add some beautiful spots of color and complement your flowers. You can even bring some indoors and place near houseplants, or wherever you want pretty bursts of color around the house!
View the ladybug rocks tutorial at Crafts by Amanda.
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Another cute garden craft idea that uses painted rocks is to make a caterpillar out of the rocks. All you have to do is paint each rock a pretty color and then line them up to make a caterpillar. Add a cute face and antennas to the head, and voila! An adorable caterpillar you can put in your garden or windowsill. Brilliant!
View the garden rock caterpillar tutorial at The Nellie Bellie Kitchen.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Want more ways to use painted rocks to make a garden craft? This pretty and clever idea uses smooth rocks to make mini cactus plants. All you need is some rocks, craft paint in shades of green and white, floral moss, and small flower pots and you have the makings of cute mini "cactus plants" that are fun and easy to make, inexpensive, and free of needles that can prick little fingers. It's a wonderful craft for kids!
View the rock cacti tutorial at Salt and Pepper Moms.
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Transform an ordinary juice or milk carton into a charming bird feeder to hang in your garden. Once adults make the cuts in the sides to make the wings and make a cut in the tummy (where the birds will be able to poke their heads in to enjoy their feast), kids can help paint and decorate the bird feeder. Make several and hang them in the garden. Then, you can sit back and bird-watch as your fine feathered friends come to enjoy the delicious bird feed.
View the owl bird feeder tutorial at Red Ted Art.
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These charming dragonflies are made with nothing more than plastic spoons and transparencies that have been colored with markers. How fun and easy! Make a bunch to hang around the garden, or let kids play with them and pretend they're flying around the back yard.
View the garden dragonflies tutorial at Artzy Creations.
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What better way to mark your vegetable garden than with these fetching felt markers that you can make with kids? Just cut out colorful felt in vegetable shapes and use a hot glue gun (which should only be handled by a grownup) to affix the felt veggies to the craft sticks. Pretty, and useful, too!
View the felt garden markers tutorial at Premeditated Leftovers.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Hang these pretty suncatchers around the garden and you'll love the way they catch the light and add a lovely touch of luminous color. These beautiful suncatchers are made with nothing more than clear lids or paper plates, glue, and tissue paper in vibrant colors. Gorgeous!
View the suncatchers tutorial at Kids' Craft Room.
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Here's a cute idea to display and preserve the pretty flowers you pick from your garden. Cut out frames from cardboard and arrange flowers between sheets of plastic. Kids will love picking the flowers and arranging them for display to show off their handiwork. Have them pick a variety of flowers in different sizes and colors to make each frame interesting. It's a great way to encourage kids to learn about different types of flowers, practice their artistic skills, and make something they can be proud of.
View the flower panels tutorial at Krokotak.