Spring is a lovely time of year. The days are brighter and the kids can get outdoors again after being cooped up for the winter. Why not celebrate the arrival of Spring with some of these fun Spring crafts for kids?
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From rainbow sun catchers and cherry blossom lanterns to origami and t-shirt printing, enjoy getting creative with these fun ideas for Spring crafts for kids! There’s something for all ages, and you may want to get in on the action too!
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Get Creative With these Spring Crafts For Kids
#1. Rainbow Window Decorations
Sometimes the simplest crafts are also the most fun. Using just tissue paper, craft glue and waxed paper you can create a beautiful rainbow window decoration like this one from Mom On Time Out. Or use the concept to create different designs.
#2. Popsicle Stick Boats
Sail the seven seas, or in a puddle or stream in this handmade popsicle stick ship. This design was on Craft Project Ideas to celebrate Columbus Day. There are 23 steps, so younger children may require a little help. But don’t they look great and worth the effort?
You will need:
- Craft Glue
- Popsicle Sticks
- Heavy Paper for the sails
- Good Scissors
- Masking Tape
#3. Cardboard Caravan
This cardboard caravan is such a fabulous idea from Fun Crafts Kids, and the attention to detail brings this caravan to life even more!
#4. Pipe Cleaner Flowers
Make a wonderful array of spring flowers with a collection of colourful pipe cleaners and some creativity. Aren’t these daffodils, tulips and grape hyacinths from One Little Project cute?
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#5. Grow a Cress Head
If you are looking for a first ‘grow your own’ project for kids, try your hand at these crackin’ cress heads – they require very little effort and you can see results in just a few days.
Cress is an absolute cinch to grow – you don’t even need soil or potting compost, since cress will grow in kitchen paper or cotton wool. And you don’t need a pot or container because you can just use an empty egg shell!
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#6. Driftwood Art
After winter winds and storms the beaches are usually littered with driftwood. See if you can find any smooth driftwood along the beach and take it home to create a piece of art.
I love this driftwood seahorse craft which I found over on Creative in Chicago showing us that even small pieces of driftwood can be turned into something beautiful.
#7. Paper Flowers
Isn’t this a lovely spring craft from Simple Origami For Kids? It makes a fun project, and you can decorate the walls, make homemade cards or even give a few flowers to a favourite Nana or Auntie.
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#8. Paper Kite Craft
Let the kids’ imagination soar with this paper kite craft by How Stuff Works which will show you how to make a whole flock of bird kites. They can be decorated however you wish.
Best of all, when they are done let the kids trial them outside! This craft activity is probably best suited to slightly older kids, or for younger ones, get Mum or Dad to help.
#9. Nature Collage
Now that Spring has arrived and you can get outdoors and collect twigs, feathers, leaves and other small objects, why not turn them into a nature collage? Nature collages are great Spring Crafts for Kids.
The objects can be glued to a paper plate that you have already painted. And you could add a background scene, like a bird or some fish before you get going.
#10. Fabric Print T-Shirt
Get ready for the sun by customising a plain coloured t-shirt using fabric paint. I love this owl design shirt which I found, along with instructions and a template, over on I Love to Create.
Smaller children may need a bit of help with this activity, but once they get started you may be running to the shops to buy more tops to customise! This craft could also be repeated to create a cute canvas tote bag.
#11. Paper Daffodils
Using a star-shaped cookie cutter, yellow card and some tissue paper, you can create beautiful paper daffodils, like these from The Gingerbread House.
These can be added to string to create Spring bunting, or glued to a larger piece of cardboard to create a 3D picture or even added to a popsicle stick and placed in a vase.
#12. Fingerprint Love Hearts
With Mother’s Day often falling during Spring, we were inspired by this picture we found from A Girl and a Glue Gun, to create some fingerprint love heart gifts using salt dough.
Once the dough is made, your child can mould it to whatever shape they wish and press their finger print onto it before baking. You could make a keyring or a pendant.
#13. Weather Clock
Creating weather clocks is a great spring craft for kids as we get April rain showers, spring sunshine, clouds and maybe even snow in the early weeks!
We loved this example of a fun weather clock on Warm Hot Chocolate. You can use a paper plate for the circle and then cut out and glue on your weather icons and make a pointer arrow pinned to the middle with a paper fastener.
Kids would enjoy changing the pointer every day to that day’s weather too.
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#14. Cute Easter Animals
These cute Easter animals are made of coloured paper. The Krokotak website is in Bulgarian but most browsers can translate and there are easy to follow photos with printables.
All you need is a selection of coloured card, glue, scissors and some stick on eyes to create your very own selection of Easter animals.
#15. Origami Tulip
These origami tulips are sure to blend in well with the real thing. You can be as creative as you wish with the colours.
Get full instructions on how to create your very own bunch of origami tulips over on Activity Village.
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#16. Shamrock Suncatcher
As St Patrick’s Day falls during Spring (on March 17th) we have created a post with fun St Patrick’s Day Crafts for you to make. They include this fun shamrock suncatcher from the Hands On As We Grow.
They used “transparent contact paper”, but you could also use the self-adhesive, clear book covering which is available in school book shops/online shops. You’ll also need green tissue paper, green confetti and glitter.
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#17. Paper Strip Art
Using paper strips to create a picture is a great craft for kids. Pick different colours and designs and build them up to create your picture.
I love this paper strip Easter egg from Minted. They have created an egg shape cutout to use as a template and framed the image when it was finished. You could use the same concept to create a beautiful butterfly or Spring flowers.
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#18. Spring Hat
We love this Spring hat from Sun Hats & Wellie Boots. With the cute little daffodils and ladybird – your kids will feel very proud wearing their very own Spring creation.
The simple design is suited to younger children also, with just a little bit of help from you!
All you will need is coloured card, pipe cleaners, tissue paper and scraps of coloured card and foam sheets. This would also make a lovely crafting activity for a child’s Springtime birthday party.
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#19. Spring Picture
Using cotton wool, straws, popsicle sticks, paint and glue, you can create a colourful Spring picture, just like Artsy Craftsy Mom did. It could be framed and hung on the wall.
You could add some Spring lambs using white cotton wool with black paint dots for eyes.
#20. Cherry Blossom Lantern
Update your room for Spring by painting your very own cherry blossom pattern onto a paper lantern like this one from Activity Village.
You could use a single round lantern or if you want to have a string of lights find white cylinder lanterns and decorate each one with a unique painting.
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Have your say! Have you tried any of our Spring crafts for kids or do you have any ideas of your own? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!