After being cooped up in the house through the winter, you and your kids are probably suffering from spring fever. It’s so exciting to watch the world wake up after a cold winter and getting out to enjoy sunshine and mild days is a relief after months of cold and snow. Rather than just running outside and playing you can give your kids a whole crafty afternoon with these spring crafts that will wake up their imaginations and let them enjoy the beautiful weather outside. Pick a warm day and head out to the back yard with your crafting tote and set up shop on the picnic table. You and your kids can do these 5 spring crafts for kids surrounded by sunshine and springtime.
5 Fun and Easy Spring Crafts for Kids
Tissue Paper Butterflies
Kids will love how easy it is to make colorful butterflies with tissue paper and pipe cleaner! All you have to do is show them how to twist the pipe cleaner to hold the “wings” together and your little ones can use their imaginations to combine several colors of tissue paper to make beautiful butterflies. These crafty butterflies can then be glued to a magnet and clothes pin to make refrigerator note holders. Best of all? You can usually find these supplies at your local dollar store.
Mini Herb Garden
Because springtime is the time when plants and flowers start growing it’s also an ideal time to get crafty with your kids while teaching them about growing things. Mini terra-cotta flower pots are ideal for small hands to decorate with paint or markers. You can then teach your child to fill the pot with soil and plant a few herb seeds. This becomes a long-term project because your little one can watch the plant grow and even help you use the harvested herbs in a recipe later.
If your kids like decorating the Christmas tree just imagine how much fun they’ll have decorating a tree in your yard for Spring. You can help them make paper chains with pastel colored construction paper and decorate leftover plastic eggs to hang on the tree. Before you’re done the whole neighborhood will want an Spring tree just like yours!
There’s nothing quite like flying a kite in springtime breezes. Instead of buying a kite from the store why not look up the instructions online and make a custom kite with your kids. After you’ve made your kite you can teach your children how to fly it! Don’t be surprised if they want to make more than one, after all it’s quite a thrill to make something and then be able to watch it soar through the sky.
Sidewalk Chalk Murals
Because springtime has quite a bit of rain it shouldn’t be a problem to use sidewalk chalk with your kids to create works of art in front of your home. Be sure to take pictures though, because your masterpieces will likely wash away overnight. You can then use those pictures to create a spring album or collage.
Getting crafty with your kids doesn’t have to be a challenge. Simply tap into their imaginations and let them lead you toward new ideas. You may find that these 5 spring crafts for kids are just the beginning of what you and your children will come up with! Which of these 5 spring crafts for kids will you be making first?