If your child loves collecting sticks you need this collection of twig crafts for kids of all ages. From fairy wands to twirling mobiles there’s plenty of fun ways to craft with sticks!
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Twig Crafts for Kids
The other day I rounded up some gorgeous wind chime crafts for kids so when we were out at the park this week I asked the kids to collect a couple of sticks so we could make some.
Of course you know what kids are like with sticks, they can’t stop at just one stick…
So today I’ve been searching for some twig crafts for kids to make.
Yep crafts with real twigs, not sticks as in the craft/popsicle variety!
And oh my.
I found so many fun ideas we’re going to have to go out and collect some more sticks!
And I know it goes without saying, but don’t forget to remind your child that while they’re looking for sticks and other items for these nature crafts they need to be picking items up that have fallen to the floor, not taking them directly from the tree or plant.
Twig Weaving Autumn Craft
via Nurture Store
You can make these twig ornaments to hang on your wall or even save them to hang on your Christmas tree!
This is a very calming project for children as they have to just concentrate on weaving the yarn around and round.
This is a great craft for school aged children and teens would likely enjoy it too.
Nature Finds Twig Photo Frame
via Make it Your Own
This project is perfect for hand/eye co-ordination and fine motor skills as your child will experiment with using the materials in different ways to make their own photo frame.
You could make your own art gallery at home, or give these as homemade gifts to family members.
This project is suitable for kids of all ages, just be sure to handle the glue gun for the littles.
Chalk Nature Painting
via Meri Cherry
How beautiful are these? Sometimes the simplest of crafts are the most effective don’t you think?
You could make the most striking art piece for a wall in your home with these chalk painted sticks.
This super simple craft is just perfect for your toddler and even your preschooler.
Nature Paint Brushes
I love this idea! Go on a nature walk with your child to collect all sorts of twigs and leaves and flowers from the ground, then turn them into paint brushes!
This project is great for toddlers and preschoolers.
Stick People Craft
via Danya Banya
Ha! How adorable are this motley crew? This project is a great way for you to help you children develop their imaginations, creating their own little cast of characters and then using them for story telling!
This is a great stick craft for preschoolers.
via Babble Dabble Do
These brightly coloured yarn sticks would make a fabulous display on a mantel or even as a centerpiece.
Younger children can have fun with this project but it’s probably best suited to school age children who will have the patience and finesse to wrap the yarn neatly.
Twirling Twig Mobile
via Babble Dabble Do
If you decide to give the yarn wrapped sticks a try check out this project which takes things a step further by turning those brightly colour sticks into a clever twirling mobile!
Your craft session just morphed into a little engineering project!
Summer Twig Stars
via Happy Hooligans
Oh I am totally in love with these summer twig stars. Just look at how amazing they are when the sun shines through them!
These are going to look fabulous hanging up in your back porch, or even indoors by a window that catches the sunlight!
There’s a glue gun involved in this craft, but once you’ve made the star shapes out of the twigs even the tots can have fun decorating them.
Magical Stick Wands
via Arty Crafty Kids
If your child loves anything magical then you need to put your sticks to good use making some of these gorgeous wands!
I love the bright colours that give these wands a magical pop!
Kids of all ages will love this fun stick craft.
via Nurture Store
And just because we are into fairies in our house right now I have to include a project for making an actual fairy wand, you know rather than just a magical one!
This project uses garden wire which can be a bit spiky at the end so probably best keep this craft for school age children.
via Mama Miss
While we’re playing make believe with our magic wands how about collecting up a whole armful of sticks and making one of these fabulous stick crowns!
This stick project is perfect for preschoolers.
Nature Craft Journey Sticks
via Growing Family
I love this nature craft idea because it’s something your child can make right while you’re out on a nature walk!
This is something that school aged children will enjoy making as well as toddlers and preschoolers who like collecting treasures!
via Fun a Day
If your child needs fine motor practice and they’re bored of threading beads onto pipe cleaners this is the craft for you.
They can mix things up a little by making some beaded sticks instead!
This is great for preschoolers.
Yarn Wrapped Shell & Drift Wood Rattles
via Red Ted Art
When I first saw this driftwood craft I thought it was a catapult, but it’s actually a nature rattle!
This is a craft that you can make right on the beach (if you prep in advance) and once they’ve made their rattle your child can enjoy making music with it.
This is a great nature project for preschoolers and even school aged children.
4th of July Twig Ornaments
via Happy Hooligans
If you’re looking for fun crafts to make over the 4th of July weekend this project is one the whole family can enjoy together.
The younger children can prepare the sticks while the older kids (or grownups) can handle the glue gun!
Twig Boat Craft
For this nature project your child will learn how to make a raft, miniature style, using twigs!
When their raft is built why not see how well it floats, in the bath, a puddle or a pond? You could even host a regatta and have a raft race!
This craft is perfect for school aged children.
via Made with Happy
How cool is that? A pencil made from a twig! This is a perfect back to school craft and I bet the teacher would love a bundle of these too!
This project involves a drill so is best kept for older children.
Painted Twig Wall Art
Don’t you just love it when a toddler craft becomes a keepsake?
Your toddler or preschooler will have a blast painting their sticks.
And it’s the perfect opportunity to talk about what happens when you mix colours together, or what colours make up a rainbow.
Once the project is dry hang it on the wall for everyone to admire!
This twig project is perfect for kids of all ages, but especially the little ones.
Twig Wall Craft Decoration
via Blue Bear Wood
What you will make:
Here’s another idea for using twigs to make a wall decoration. I love the Spring feel to this one!
This is a lovely craft to do with your tween or teen.
Yarn Teepee Craft
via Blue Bear Wood
These twig teepees are supposed to be used as tea light holders but my first thought when I saw them was that they would make a fabulous addition to any fairy garden!
It looks a bit tricky to maintain the teepee shape while winding the yarn so I think this would be a project for school aged children rather than little ones.
Info on this page:
- Twig Crafts for Kids
- Twig Weaving Autumn Craft
- Nature Finds Twig Photo Frame
- Chalk Nature Painting
- Nature Paint Brushes
- Stick People Craft
- Yarn Sticks
- Twirling Twig Mobile
- Summer Twig Stars
- Magical Stick Wands
- Fairy Wands
- Stick Crown
- Nature Craft Journey Sticks
- Beaded Sticks
- Yarn Wrapped Shell & Drift Wood Rattles
- 4th of July Twig Ornaments
- Twig Boat Craft
- Twig Pencils
- Painted Twig Wall Art
- Twig Wall Craft Decoration
- Yarn Teepee Craft