29 Fun Garden Crafts for Kids (2024)

With spring just around the corner, we’re all itching to get outdoors for more sunshine and fresh air. Make a few fun garden crafts for kids to get ready for the season of renewal.

You’ll find loads of crafty projects, like planters and markers, perfect for the garden. But when it’s rainy and cold out, you can bring the bright colors of the garden inside with paper garden crafts like a carrot patch or a flower garden.

Ready to get started? Choose a craft or two and gather your materials to begin!

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Supplies – Gardening Projects for Kids

Before jumping into these fun garden ideas for kids, let’s review some basic materials you will need for these crafts. Most of these items can be found in your home, at a local craft store, or on Amazon.

Pick and choose what supplies you use for which activities, and change things as needed.

Supplies for these fun DIY garden ideas for kids include:

  • Paint
  • Yarn
  • Cardstock paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors

Planters and Garden Markers

Any good garden needs some fun, colorful planters and garden markers to make identifying the plants easy. Here are some of our favorite DIY garden projects for creating unique and eye-catching planters and markers.

1. Funny Face Seedlings

You’ll smile every time you see your child’s silly face looking back at you from a green, growing seedling. You need clear cups, packaging tape, a silly picture to make the planter, and some soil and seeds or seedlings to fill it. The grandparents are sure to love one, too!

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2. Tin Can Planters

Recycle your tin cans instead of throwing them in the trash. With a coat of brightly-colored paint, they can be made into gorgeous planters for small plants like succulents or herbs. They make great DIY Mother’s Day gifts.

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3. Mini Lego Planters

Many of us parents have Legos to spare — they turn up in the strangest of places, don’t they? Use some to make mini planters for mini succulents or cacti. Kids can use their problem-solving skills and learn about caring for plants at the same time.

When you’re finished, make sure to explore this awesome cactus craft for kids!

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4. Stick and Pebble Garden Markers

How whimsical are these stick and pebble markers? They look almost like magic wands and will suit nearly any garden space. You’ll need sticks from your backyard, glass pebbles, and the veggie printable to make some of your own.

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5. Plastic Spoon Garden Markers

Coat plastic spoons in paint, and write the name of your plants on the back of the spoon. Add some easy designs like dots, swirls, or stripes, and you have some colorful and inexpensive garden markers on your hands.

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6. Garden Gnomes Garden Markers

These felt garden gnome markers are best suited for indoor houseplants, herb pots, and fairy gardens. They add whimsy and a pop of color and are super easy to make with only felt, scissors, glue, and craft sticks.

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7. Beaded Garden Markers

Practice spelling, work those fine motor muscles, and make something pretty for the garden at the same time. These beaded garden markers allow kids to do all three and have loads of fun while making them!

Also, check out how to make this pretty beaded butterfly!

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8. Popsicle Stick Garden Markers

Use popsicle sticks and paint to make miniature signs for your garden plants. Even your youngest kids can help by painting the base coat while the older children draw the veggies and write their names.

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9. Clay Fruit Garden Markers

Are you looking for a creative way to keep track of your fruit in your garden. If so, this is a must do project with your kiddos. These garden markers are so cute, your kiddo will be excited to show them off to family and place them in the garden.

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10. Clay Veggie Garden Markers

Calling all green thumbs and little helpers! Moms and kids, get ready to add some extra charm to your garden with these adorable veggie markers. Not only are they a fun and easy crafting activity, but they also serve a practical purpose – helping you identify your veggies as they grow!

By personalizing each marker with colorful designs and vegetable names, kids can feel proud of their contribution to the garden while learning about different plants.

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Paper Garden Crafts for Kids

From construction paper to paper plates, these easy garden ideas for kids are simple, inexpensive, and so pretty.

11. Paper Veggie Garden

Grab your construction paper and the template (or draw the shapes yourself) to make this paper veggie garden of carrots and radishes.

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12. Garden Spinner Craft

Teach your child the names of various garden plants like sunflowers, carrots, potatoes, and strawberries with an interactive garden spinner. Kids can color and assemble their spinners, so it’s double the fun.

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13. Interactive Paper Plate Flower Garden

Looking for a rainy-day craft? Gather some paper plates and craft paper to make a cute bee buzzing among colorful flowers. The best part is that the craft is interactive, so the bee moves up and down using the stick.

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14. Bee in the Flower Garden Craft

We wouldn’t have flowers without bees — they are important pollinators! That makes this bee craft perfect for spring when kids are learning about bugs and plants and all the things that make spring fabulous.

When you’re done, be sure to check out these fun bumble bee crafts!

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15. Carrots in the Garden Craft

Turn cardstock, paper shreds, and paper plates into a cute patch of carrots! Little ones will love that they can slide the carrots in and out of their pocket. Make a bunch of carrots to help your preschooler practice counting.

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Gardening Projects for Kids

Here are some DIY garden ideas for kids that they can do in and around the garden.

16. Apple Bird Feeder

This apple bird feeder craft makes for such a fun addition to your garden. It’s a great way to attract birds and teach kids about the importance of nature. All you need are some apples, bird seed, and string.

When you’re done, head out to your garden and let your kiddo find a need by tree or object to hang it on.

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17. Glass Honey Bee Garden Decor

Looking for a fun project to do with your kiddos in your garden? Check out these adorable glass honey bees! Customize each one, and then let your kids place them in special spots around your garden for a cute pop of color.

Glass honey bees are a great way to get creative in the garden with your little ones.

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18. Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

This bird feeder is a fun and easy way to attract birds to your backyard! With just a few simple materials, you can create a beautiful and functional feeder that will not only bring joy to the birds but also add some color and charm to your outdoor garden.

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19. Painted Garden Flowers

These adorable garden flowers will be the hit of any kid’s craft party! Follow our simple step-by-step instructions to create beautiful and colorful flowers that will brighten up any garden.

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Painted Rocks Garden Crafts

Add some of these fun-painted rocks to decorate your garden this spring!

20. Painted Rock Cactus Garden

If you and your kids have more of a black thumb than a green one, perhaps a garden that never needs watering is in order. These painted rock cacti are colorful and fun, adding a vibrant touch to any room, but they will also look great on the patio or deck.

You can make them as large or as small as you’d like! This is a fun craft for kids of all ages — even tweens and teens will enjoy it.

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21. Daisy Painted Rocks

This garden project for kids is a fun and creative way to add some color to your garden! Go rock hunting with your kids, letting them pick out their favorite ones. Then, come home and paint beautiful daisies or the flower of their choice.

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22. Painted Strawberry Rocks

Follow along with the tutorial below, or set out to make your own strawberry rocks! These garden decoration ideas are an awesome addition to your strawberry garden. Or let your kiddos place them around your garden as they please.

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23. Painted Rock Garden Markers

Want to start your own herb or veggie garden? These painted rock markers will help you remember where you planted each type of plant. That’s pretty handy when so many of them look alike, especially in the early growing stages.

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24. Painted Rock Flower Garden

Here’s a fun garden craft that’s inspired by the retro floral patterns of the 60s. The kids will have just as much fun mixing and matching the stems, leaves, and flower heads as they do painting the rocks.

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25. Painted Rock Garden Gnome

While this craft calls for making a concrete shape, we’re pretty confident you can find a rock with a sort of pointy shape to make this cute garden gnome craft. And if it doesn’t have a flat bottom, you can always give him a little “kickstand” in the back using a stick. This cute little guy can brighten up any garden space.

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Creative Garden Craft Ideas

Get crafty with these garden projects made with felt, egg cartons, and other materials.

26. Felt Vegetable Garden

Crafting with felt is so much fun, especially when it’s a no-sew project. This no-sew-felt vegetable garden is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. They can put them on a felt board, arranging the pieces over and over as much as they’d like.

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27. Egg Carton Garden Craft

Save your egg cartons to make gorgeous flower gardens to display on your shelves or windowsills. This project would make a fantastic Mother’s Day craft for Mom or Grandma.

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28. Garden Stepping Stones

If you’re a crafter, you likely have lots of bits and bobs around the house that you’ve been saving — buttons, glass beads, marbles, rocks, and faux gems are all great pieces to include in some DIY garden stepping stones.

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29. Flower Pot Toadstool

Moms and kids, get ready to sprinkle some magic into your garden with these adorable toadstool crafts! Not only do they add a whimsical touch to your outdoor space, but they also provide a fun and easy way to introduce kids to the wonders of gardening.

These cute toadstools can be made from simple terracotta pots, making them a budget-friendly and sustainable craft option. By creating their own little toadstool kingdom, children can let their imaginations run wild and develop a deeper appreciation for nature.

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Garden Projects for Kids – Summary

Explore the wonders of nature with 29 delightful garden crafts for kids! From colorful flower pot painting to DIY bird feeders, these easy garden ideas for kids will inspire creativity and outdoor fun. Plant crafts for kids include seed planting and rock garden markers, perfect for learning and growing together.

Let your little ones’ imaginations blossom with these engaging projects that bring the beauty of the garden into your home!

Pin this list of garden crafts to work on with your kids this spring, and follow us on Pinterest for more fun craft ideas!

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