Easy Spring Crafts for Kids
Well folks, Easter has come and gone and although it was early this year, most of my crafting efforts shifted directly from Valentine’s Day to Easter and I skipped all the fun of spring decor! I was proactive and actually put my Easter decorations up today (WHAT?!) and now i’m left with a blank house and am wondering what I should put on my door and around the house–i may or may not still have a winter wreath up inside our home and that has got to be remedied asap! I am looking forward to doing some of these Easy Spring Crafts for Kids with the boys in order to spruce up our home and give us something fun to do that isn’t egg or bunny related.
Since I do have toddlers, this nature walk and cutting tray seems genius. I am finding more and more that verbiage changes by me can get the boys on board with many more things that just telling them that we are going to go for a walk. It’s been extremely gorgeous outside and I know they would be on board with a special “nature walk” where we collect a bunch of items and then bring them home and let them cut them up. They both really love scissors, or really any of my outside gardening tools, so this would be a great way to let them feel like they’re getting in on the action. I will likely just hot glue some of the prettier things that we find onto some paper and then use the finished product up on our mantel or displayed on their art wall.
Who doesn’t love an easy spring craft for kids that involves food? ANYTIME we can make something together and then they can gobble it up afterward I consider that a win. These mini rainbow pancakes are bright and festive and spring filled. They use some food gel, whipped cream and a cookie cutter. These are round, but of course you can use any cookie cutter you have. This would be a fun and delicious craft for us to try.
If you need something cute to hang on your front door, this DIY spring yarn wreath would be a fun thing to do with some slightly older kiddos. The wreath is wrapped in whatever color/colors of yarn that you and your child choose. Then they include some felt flower patterns that only require you to cut the felt out in a spiral and then hot glue them onto the wreath. Easy peasy.
This spring activities for toddlers blog has several spring crafts that look fun and easy. I especially like the kite with instructions on how to assemble with your toddlers. The wheelbarrow herb garden that they can plant in their own kid sized wheelbarrow is a super cute idea–even better if you have a spare wheelbarrow laying around somewhere and won’t need to purchase one.
Adding to the outdoor theme, these easy bird feeders are simple to make and cheap for the budget. For one of them they used some toilet paper rolls, peanut butter, a pipe cleaner as a hanger and then attached the bird seed to the peanut butter. Of course you can decorate and make them look as cute or as simple as possible–depending on time, resources and how into it your kiddos want to get!
Another easy spring craft for kids that would be fun to make with your children is this spring kite. You can use whatever card stock you have on hand, some paper straws, yarn, and hot glue. The pattern is shown in the blog and this would be a great way to practically show your kids how to use a ruler and how to trace and cut–all great skills–with a fun end result.
Here is a GREAT, easy fashion craft that would be fun to do with little girls. The suggested use is for when the kids have a babysitter over and need an activity, but this would also be a fun activity for them to do with mom. They can use markers or colored pencils to color the paper cut outs and dress up their fashionista. Then you can have a fashion show with costumes, your clothes, or something they make out of cheap and easy pieced together items. Lastly, a snack is suggested, where you can frost some cookies and make them very fashion forward. I like the versatility of these craft ideas and that there are several fashion related options depending on what resources you have available.
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