Spring is coming, which for many people signifies the arrival of warmer days and longer hours of sunshine. It also means that summer isn’t too far away. And, what better way to enjoy the changing of the season with your little ones than with some fun springtime crafts? We’ve selected some of our favorite spring crafts to give you plenty of inspiration.
Bubble Wrap Sheep
This adorable bubble wrap sheep idea from Crafty Morning is sure to make your child smile. With just a few easy-to-source materials your kid can enjoy painting the bubble wrap to create their cute creature. They can even personalize their sheep with a ribbon necktie. To extend the springtime crafts session, you could even make a smaller version for a lamb.
Sponge Painted Butterfly Springtime Craft
Encourage your child’s creative side as they sponge paint a butterfly in their favorite colors. If you use washable paint you can reuse the sponges too. Kids can use fine motor skills as they practice using (child-friendly) scissors and glue the body to the butterfly’s wings. Idea courtesy of The Resourceful Mama.
These clothespin bees from The Craft Train are a perfect springtime craft for when you have a little free time to fill. It takes around just 15 minutes to make a cute bee, and all you need are pegs, pipe cleaners, and markers. Why not make a few and decorate an outdoor bush or sturdy indoor plant?
Egg Carton Ladybug
We especially love that this egg carton ladybug spring craft idea from Fun Handprint Art can help teach kids about the importance of recycling. Stuck on your kid’s handprint, they’d make a lovely keepsake or spring gift for loved ones too.
Paper Plate Garden
Spring often means flowers, and also springtime crafts, We love this paper plate garden from Happy Hooligans Art Craft Play is bursting with flowery spring joy. Easy for little ones to enjoy, the vibrant colors and varied textures are particularly appealing to young creatives. Your child can personalize their garden to their tastes too, with pretty butterflies, bugs, and bees.
Another great idea from Happy Hooligans Art Craft Play, your preschooler can replicate the sound of spring showers with these easy-to-make rain sticks. You likely already have most of the necessary materials, like tin foil, a cardboard tube, and thumbtacks, at home too. Note: adult assistance and supervision are definitely required due to sharp materials.
Watercolor Doily Banner
Create a lovely spring-themed decoration for your home with this pretty watercolor doily banner from Happiness is Homemade. The material list is nice and simple: watercolor paints in a variety of shades, paintbrushes, paper doilies, and a length of strong string. Slightly dampen the doilies before painting if you want a whimsical tie-dyed effect. You could turn this into a multi-day project depending on how long you wanted the banner to be.
Flower Petal Suncatcher
Springtime crafts are a great way to celebrate Earth Day and nature. Consider spending some time out in nature with your child collecting an array of colorful flower petals, grass, and leaves. Using a paper plate, your preschooler can then create a delightful flower petal suncatcher to hang in the window. Craft idea from Messy Little Monster.