Spring is still here with us, and there is no better way to welcome the warmer climate than taking up an easy spring craft with your toddler or young kid. So, here are the top 7 easy spring arts and crafts for kids.
As you gear up to celebrate the magic that comes along in the spring, you might want to let your kids unleash their creative imaginations by taking some time away from the screens to try some spring crafts. They can practice their fine motor skills and make a wonderful art project, all while doing some easy peasy spring activities!
If you’re ready to create spring memories crafting and playing with your kids, then sit back and follow along as we share the top seven easy spring arts and crafts ideas for kids, with some using as few as two materials.
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1. Cupcake Liner Sun Craft
- Yellow cupcake liner
- Yellow buttons
- Blue cardstock paper
- Red crayon
- Googly eyes
- Glue your yellow cupcake liner at the center of the blue cardstock paper.
- Glue the yellow button in a sprinkled manner around the cupcake liner as sun rays.
- Glue the googly eyes in position and use the red crayon to draw a smiley face, and your cupcake liner sun craft is ready.
Image and Credit Tutorial: Iheartcraftythings
2. Popsicle Stick Handprint
- Jumbo popsicle sticks
- Pen or pencil
- Foam paintbrush
- Craft scissors (kids friendly)
- Green craft paint
- School glue
- Yellow/green/blue/pink colored card stocks
- Quirt some of the craft paint on your paper plate
- Take one popsicle stick from each flower that you’d love the kid to make
- Let the kid paint the entire popsicle stick green and put it aside to dry
- As they dry, trace your kids hand on your colored cardstock
- Trim the handprints, and the green flower leaves using a scissor
- Finish the craft by gluing the cutouts on your cardstock pieces to the popsicle sticks you painted.
- The spring flower is ready for display.
Image and Tutorial Credit: Gluedtomycraftsblog
3. Frog Toilet Tube Craft
- Card Stock (red and green)
- Recycled toilet tubes (the hard tube found inside tissue paper)
- Permanent marker or black posca pen
- Green acrylic paint
- Hot glue
- Paint the toilet tubes green (one coat is enough, but you can do several)
- Print out the template after downloading and draw five heads using a pencil on the green cardstock
- Create five tongues and five feet pairs on the red cardstock template
- Cut out the feet and glue them at the bottom of your toilet tube
- Cut out five tongues from the red cardstock and, roll and glue in position using the glue gun
- Use a posca pen or your black permanent marker to the mouth and eyes.
- Hot glue your frogs head over the toilet tube
Your frog craft from a toilet tube is ready. This could also be done as a bug craft or other animal, whatever your toddler or kid is interested in.
Image and Tutorial Credit: Theinspirationedit
4. Rainbow Bracelet Craft
- Pipe cleaners
- Rainbow-colored pony beads
- String the pony beads from each color into a matching pipe cleaner (You may use about ten beads from each color)
- Arrange all the beads on your pipe cleaner in ROY G BIV (rainbow color arrangement order); remember no indigo.
- Twist both ends not covered by the beads together
- Make a hoop and a loop, and your rainbow bracelet is ready.
Image and Tutorial Credit: Acraftylife
5. Coffee Filter Suncatcher
- Coffee filters
- Paper towel
- Squirt bottle
- Washable markers
- Construction paper (black
- Double-sided taper
- Use the washable marker to color the coffee filters (wide markers are the best)
- Make sure the color is spread in almost the entire filter
- After coloring the filter entirely, put it on multiple paper towels (the paper towel reduces the mess)
- Spray the filter using a squirt bottle
- You’ll see the colors starting to spread immediately
- Allow them to dry completely after spraying
Image and Tutorial Credit: Theresjustonemommy
6. Garden Nature Art
Garden nature art is an easy peasy, fun spring craft since it doesn’t follow any fast and hard rule. This is a fun spring craft idea for your preschooler to enjoy, while learning some fine motor skills.
- Tiny greenery branches
- Anything you might want to include
- Simply arrange your natural items in picture form to make any shapes, such as insects.
- You may also arrange them to form patterns, a fairy, butterfly, fish, or even abstract designs.
Image and Tutorial Credit: Thecrafttrain
7. Fingerprints Flowers Canvas
- Paint of your choice (you may try white blue, yellow, green, pink/red acrylic paint)
- Different sizes paint brushes
- Damp washcloth (wiping up the mess)
- Hairdryer (to hasten paint drying time)
- Water (rinsing brushes)
- Paint the canvas background. You may start with yellow and green or any color of your choice and do a few strokes but do not mix the paints. Leave a few brush strokes to give that grass look.
- Blow lightly with the hairdryer or place somewhere to dry if you have time.
- Paint some large leaves on the canvas and let it dry (you may add accent to the leaves to enhance the depth
- Let the kid dip his/her finger in the pink, lavender, and blue mixture
- Make the hydrangeas by adding the fingerprint drops in clusters. Each floret has four petals, so consider making clusters out of several groups of about four dots.
- Overlap the florets and let other family members participate by contributing fingerprints to create different sizes.
- Sprinkle a few dots to the centers of the florets- signature hydrangea buttons. Since hydrangeas possess four-lobed buttons, you can cluster four dots at the center.
- Make the veins and edges more prominent by adding dark green color. Of course, you can always go back to the leave and add more details.
To preserve memories, always date and sign your artwork.
Image and Tutorial Credit: Artscrackers
Spring arts and crafts to create with your kids are only limited to your imagination. Otherwise, there are plenty of fun crafts to keep you and your kids busy during the spring. We sampled quick, fun, and easy to create art and crafts that you may try out with some as low as just two supplies.
Such crafts include:
- Cupcake Liner Sun Craft
- Frog toilet tube craft
- Popsicle Stick handprint
- Garden nature art
- Rainbow bracelet craft
- Coffee filter suncatcher
- Fingerprint flower canvas
People Also Ask
Below are some common questions people ask about spring arts and crafts for kids.
What Fun Art and Craft Projects Can I Do With My Kids?
The fun in crafting involves the kids and other family members. For example, you may try out fingerprint flower canvas that’ll require multiple people with different finger sizes for added fun.
What Fun Art and Craft Can I Do at Home?
There are multiple fun arts and crafts to do at the comfort of your homes, such as Cupcake Liner Sun Craft, Frog toilet tube craft, Garden nature art, Rainbow bracelet craft, and more.