With all the cold weather still clinging to much of the country, it’s hard to imagine that Spring is just around the corner, but it is! And if you are ready for Spring, having some crafty fun with your kids to get them ready for Spring may be something you’re more than ready to do. Here are a few Spring related crafts that will get you all ready for showers, flowers, and warmer weather.
Grow Something with Me
Nothing says Spring quite like a potted plant of some sort. Have your children paint a ceramic pot anyway they choose, and then pant some flower seeds. Keep a chart and take progress pictures of the seedlings as they sprout into blossoms. You can also do this with herbs, fruits, and vegetables and you can make a whole potted plant garden, if you have the space and patience!
Make a Kite
Flying kites on a warm, windy Spring day is one of the best ways to pass some time. Build your own kite with your children, then when a Spring day arrives that’s perfect for flying the kites you’ll be ready. A basic kite can be made of construction paper (colored anyway you or your children desire), string, lightweight ribbon, popsicle sticks, and glue. Cut the paper into a diamond kite shape, glue the popsicle sticks across the kite at the points, attach the ribbon to the bottom of the popsicle stick (the one that will be the bottom of the kite), and attach string in the same area. This isn’t very fancy, but it is easy and inexpensive, and it works. If you want a fancier kite, check out other sites that give you step-by-step instructions on how to make them.
Have your children trace, draw, color, and cut out butterfly shapes from construction paper, then glue string to the butterfly shapes. Hang them from the ceiling at various heights to create a butterfly mobile, and then have kids make large flowers out of tissue or construction paper and put them in styrofoam cups or directly on the wall to create a garden for the butterflies. It’s an indoor scene that will make the whole family springtime ready.
Paint a Spring Scene
Ask your children to look out a window and imagine the scene in front of them as it would look in Spring, then ask them to draw, color, or paint what they see in their minds. When they’re done, frame the artwork or hang in on the refrigerator and when Spring arrives, compare the drawing to the actual scenes outside.