The sun is shining and the weather is finally turning warm. This is that time of year when everything starts to bloom. Flowers are growing in every corner, trees are full of leaves and there’s lush green everywhere you look.

Inspired by spring, we’ve found 6 nature-themed craft projects for kids. Some of them use real plants while others use paper and other materials, like the paper garden pictured at the top. This comes with free printables so it’s not as tricky as it looks!

All of these crafts are easy enough for kids to do by themselves, perhaps with a bit of adult help if they are still young. We especially love these projects because there is no right or wrong way to do them. You can use your imagination, add your own ideas and make each project unique to you. Here they are:

How cute is this idea of making your own nature paper dolls? Simply gather some leaves and petals and create fun hairdo’s, clothes and so much more. Be as colourful and creative as you like!

We are loving this beautiful polymer clay cactus project. Get loads of different coloured polymer clay and have fun creating cacti, flowers, mini trees and more.  You may even end up with a mini clay garden!

Gather up some leaves, twigs and branches and make these natural paintbrushes. Once you’ve made them, have fun experimenting with the different paint effects.

Make these colourful tissue paper and paper straw flowers that you can display all year round. Once made, you can pop them in a vase or bunch them up and give them away as little bouquets.

Got a family gathering coming up? Or maybe a kids birthday party? Get your kids to make these leaf and twig place cards. And if not for a gathering, they’re also cute to make as personalised room decorations.

Which one are you going to try first?

Nomita Vaish-Taylor is the founder and editor of Your DIY Family – Nomita shares DIY and design ideas for families who wants to get more creative quickly. You’ll find lots of fun ideas on her blog and you can also say hi to her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest.