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Personalized Nature Pals | Preschool Crafts for Kids

Personalized Nature Pals

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

This take on a classic camp craft inspires your family members to create versions of themselves with natural treasures from your own backyard.


  • Sticks and twigs
  • Hand pruners (a parent's tool)
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Flat stone
  • Colored pencils
  • Small objects from nature, such as pinecones, pine needles, pieces of bark, acorns, and leaves
  • 8-inch piece of twine (optional)


1. Trim the sticks with the pruners and hot-glue them together to form a body with arms, a torso, and legs.

2. Draw a face on the stone with colored pencils, then glue it to the torso.

Step 3 - Personalized Nature Pals

3. Glue on the other features, such as pinecone feet, an acorn cap, bark pants, or a pine needle skirt.

4. Once the glue has set, you can hang your project5 by tying the twine into a loop, then gluing it to the back.