Summer and early autumn are an amazing time! It's nice to feel close to nature, being at sea, on a river, in a forest or in a nearby park. Look back, how many treasures around: pebbles and shells, bizarre branches, leaves, acorns and berries, bumps and flowers. But if you simply put them in a box, then these finds quickly lose their appeal and turn into a regular garbage in a few days. But if you put them into the business in time, then you will understand how unique this material is for children's creativity. Many interesting crafts can be made from shells. And if to them still to add a little additional material: a wire, a color paper, a thread - that ideas for amusing crafts becomes many times more. Very convenient material for crafts is clay. You can dig it yourself or buy it from a store. Instead of clay, you can use hardening plastic, in extreme cases, you can take clay. You can sculpt not only some figures, but alsoframes for photographs, drawings, original holders for candles. As fastening, pre-inserted hooks or usual clips will act. Another ornamental material that literallylying under your feet, these are galantsy, boulders and other smooth pebbles. They are most conveniently collected near the river or sea shore. A little glue and paint and here you have funny little animals and even a set for playing checkers or chess. Using ordinary fallen leaves can be beautifulmake a frame for photos, make appliqués and even roses. Roses are the most beautiful from maple. Additional ideas for crafts from leaves you can find on the pages of our site. But the most popular crafts in children, of course,from acorns, cones and nuts. We have on our website more than once published descriptions of the manufacture of such handicrafts. Therefore, you can find among them, the idea you like best and realize it together with the children. Below are a few ideas for crafts from cones and nuts. We wish you creative success!