With its blooming flowers, budding trees and chirping birds, spring is full of elements that can spark your child’s imagination. Celebrate the return of springtime with these fun crafts for your young child.
You and your child can create your favorite spring flowers, and hang them in your windows to enjoy them all season long. Depending on the age of your child, you may need to cut out and glue the flower shapes yourself. However, even young children can help by dipping muffin liners in watercolor paint, and sticking tissue paper to the contact paper flowers.
To enhance your springtime scene, you can create rain suncatchers by sticking blue tissue paper into raindrop shapes.
Another flower-themed craft, creating rainbow flowers is educational as well as easy. Using only water, food coloring, and flowers, this craft will help to spark young imaginations. This craft also serves as a quick and simple science project, as your child can clearly see how flowers draw water up through their stems and into their petals and leaves.
What you’ll need:
- Small clear containers such as vases or jam jars
- Liquid food coloring
- White carnations, daisies, or mums
Mix water and 20-30 drops of liquid food coloring in each container, with each holding a different color. Take the flowers and cut each stem on the diagonal. Place some flowers in each of the vases. After a few hours, you and your child will begin to see color appearing on the petals. You can even cut the stems open to see the color inside.
Tissue Paper Rainbows
With paper plates, markers, tissue paper, and glue, you and your child can create a colorful springtime rainbow. Depending on the age of your child, you may need to assist with the initial drawing and cutting. Your child will have fun gluing and sticking the colorful tissue paper onto their rainbow, and they will develop their fine motor skills and color recognition at the same time.
Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder
This homemade bird feeder involves a little hands-on work by you, but older children can help too. Younger children will have fun adding the peanut butter and the birdseed, and the entire family will enjoy watching birds visit the feeder again and again.
You can also purchase wooden birdhouses from a hardware or craft store, and have your children get creative by painting them with liquid watercolor paint.
Celebrate the first birds of spring with this fun and easy footprint robin. This craft only needs washable child-safe paint and green construction paper. Your child can help you decorate the green field their footprint robin stands on.
These springtime crafts are an ideal way for you and your child to spend quality time together while also celebrating the elements of spring. For more crafts, try these 5 Easter Crafts for Preschoolers.