8 Fun Crafts to Keep Your Kids Busy This Spring


Let’s say goodbye to the dark gray winter and hello to the bright colors that will soon be blooming all around us. The days are getting longer, the birds are chirping, and there’s no better time to do some fun spring crafts with your kids. Here are eight simple crafts inspired by springtime that you can do with your kids to help brighten your home!
Cheerio Bird Feeder

From Family Focus Blog
What you’ll need:

Lots of Cheerios
A handful of pipe cleaners
String

This is a very easy craft (and snack) for kids to do. All you have to do is string the Cheerios on the pipe cleaner. When it’s almost full, twist the ends together and bend the pipe cleaner to create any shape you’d like. After you’ve created the shape you want, tie a string to it so it can be hung outside for the birds to eat!
Thumbprint Flowerpot

From Upstate Ramblings
What you’ll need:

Acrylic or craft paints
A paintbrush
Terra-cotta flowerpot
Permanent marker
Soil
A flower

First, paint around the top of the flowerpot to give it a nice border. Then dip your thumb in the paint color of your choice and press it onto the pot in the shape of a butterfly. When the pot is dry, take the permanent marker and draw the body and the antenna for the butterfly. After the pot has dried completely, fill the pot with soil and your favorite spring flower.
Caterpillar Craft

From We Made That
What you’ll need:

Glue
Clothespins
Pompoms (four or five per caterpillar)
Small googly eyes

This craft is quick and very easy! There should be plenty of time, even with a little one’s potentially short attention span, to do more than one. Put glue on one of the flat sides of the clothespins. Place pompoms on the glue close together in a row. Place two googly eyes on the pompom at the end of the clothespin that opens.
Fishbowl Craft

From Mrs. Thompson’s Treasures
What you’ll need:

Scissors
A paper plate
Tape
Blue, green and brown paint
Paintbrushes
Glue
Goldfish crackers

The first thing you’ll do is cut the top off the paper plate and tape it to the bottom. Paint the large part of the plate blue. The bottom part that is taped on should be painted brown. To create the fishbowl decorations, use the green paint to paint greenery and seaweed within the blue part of the fishbowl. When the paint is dry, glue the goldfish in the fishbowl like they’re swimming around.
Rainbow Paper Plate Craft

From Happiness Is Homemade
What you’ll need:

Scissors
A white paper plate
Tape
Party streamers or colored tissue paper
Glue
Cotton balls
A piece of string


First, cut the white paper plate in half. Flip the plate over and tape the strips of streamers or tissue paper to the back of the plate along the part you just cut. Flip the plate back over and glue the cotton balls to the white paper plate. After the cotton balls are dry, punch a small hole near the top of the cloud for the string so you can hang the craft.
Paper Plate Flowers

From Crafty Morning
What you’ll need:

Scissors
A white paper plate
Colorful tissue paper
Glue

Cut the paper plate in the shape of any flower you’d like. Rip up small pieces of tissue paper and scrunch them up a little. Put glue all over the plate and place the pieces of tissue paper in whatever pattern you’d like. This craft looks best if you cover the middle of the flower with pieces of tissue paper that are all the same color.
No-Cook Play Dough

From The Imagination Tree
What you’ll need:

2 cups plain all purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
2 Tbsp. cream of tartar
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Food coloring (optional)
Up to 1.5 cups boiling water

First, mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a bowl. If you’d like to make colorful play dough, add some food coloring to the boiling water. Next, start slowly mixing the water into the other ingredients until it becomes a sticky, combined ball of dough. After the dough has cooled, take it out and knead it vigorously for a few minutes until all of the stickiness has gone and it takes on the consistency that you’re looking for.
Paper Plate Tambourines

From Education.com
What you’ll need:

A handful of dried beans
Two paper plates
A stapler
Markers, stickers or anything else you might want to use to decorate the tambourine

Put the beans on one of the paper plates. Then place another paper plate upside down on the first paper plate and staple the paper plates together around the edges. Make sure the staples are close enough together that the beans won’t fall out. Then let your child decorate the tambourine with the markers, stickers and other art supplies.
Spring crafts are a great way to spend quality time with your kids and welcome spring at the same time. Comment below and tell us about your favorite springtime activity to do with your kids!
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