Spring has sprung and it's time to awaken our kiddo’s imaginations with fun and creative play! With warmer weather, longer days, and the occasional April shower, crafting is a fun activity we can do both inside and outdoors. Spring is also a great source of inspiration to spark those creative brain muscles – we’re talking blooming flowers, colorful rainbows, and the crawling critters coming to life this season.
Let's shake off those winter blues and dive headfirst into the world of springtime crafting!
A beautiful flower bouquet is an easy spring craft for kids. With only a handful of supplies and a touch of imagination, your kiddos will have a treasure chest of creative tools. To get started, you’ll need:
- Colorful construction paper
- Glue sticks
- Ribbon or string
For inspiration, you can go flower picking beforehand or browse online. Once your kiddos flowers are drawn, cut, and glued together, tie a string around their bouquet for the finishing touch.
A spring flower bouquet is the perfect gift for a parent, grandparent, or teacher. It’s also a great way to keep the kiddos engaged during one of those “April showers bring May flowers” kind-of-days!
Rainbow Wind Catcher
If your kiddos are up for a creative afternoon, then a Rainbow Wind Catcher will spark that imagination. Plus, it’ll add a beautiful burst of color! You’ll need the following craft supplies: paper plates, paint, glue sticks, scissors, and streamers.
To get started:
- Cut paper plates in half
- Let your kiddos color each with different paint (don’t forget all the colors of the rainbow!)
- Glue streamers to the bottom
- Glue both halves together
Hang your kiddo’s Rainbow Wind Catcher outside or by their bedroom window to show off its burst of color.
As spring flowers start to show their petals, a flower crown is a great way to celebrate their beauty. Plus, they make for adorable spring photos!
Start out by grabbing these items from the craft store:
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- Floral scissors - although regular scissors can do the trick!
- (Optional) Flowers and greenery if you’d rather make an artificial crown that will last longer
Now it’s time to go flower picking! You can find gorgeous blooms right in your backyard, or take the kids on an afternoon walk through your local park. Don’t forget to grab greenery to fill in your kiddo’s crown.
Measure your child’s head with the floral wire to ensure a perfect fit – this will serve as the base. Next comes the fun part! Let your kiddos tape their flowers, greenery, and other nature finds to the crown. . . with a little help from mom and dad of course!
You can also add colorful streamers or ribbon for an extra spring touch.
Egg Carton Caterpillars
As the weather gets warmer, critters of all kinds come out to play. One of which is our very hungry friend, the caterpillar. You can find ‘em munching on leaves, flowers, and especially the fruit and veggies in our garden.
Creating our own Egg Carton Caterpillar isn’t just a fun craft. It’s also a great way to learn about these plentiful insects and how they’ll one day transform into a beautiful butterfly! Plus, it’s a super easy way to keep the kiddos entertained.
Start off by saving your egg carton from this week’s breakfast. Next, gather your kiddo’s art supplies such as markers, crayons, paint, and, if you have them, pipe cleaners and googly eyes.
Choose a sunny day to lay out a blanket, supplies, and nutritious snacks for a fun afternoon of crafting. While your little ones are busy coloring and painting, turn the afternoon into storytime! Pick up a few books on the caterpillar life cycle to teach your kiddos all about their new friend.
While the flowers and critters awaken from a long winter, we can awaken our kiddo’s imaginations with fun and creative play. Let us know which spring craft was your favorite by tagging us @RenzosVitamins!