With the arrival of April showers comes a flurry of new crafting opportunities for budding crafters. Get ahead of the pack with these spring crafts that use materials you already have – and some that can easily be recycled! Take, for example, bees made from painted plastic eggs or colorful tulips constructed from paint and plastic forks. And don’t overlook the potential of soda bottles: why not use them to create vibrant flowers? With these inspirational ideas, your little ones – and the environment – will thank you for the crafty fun!
1. Kinder Surprise Egg Bees
Make these adorable little bees using plastic eggs which are transformed to look like the flying creature by adding paper wings and black insulation tape which will be cut into strips for the bee stripes.
Instructions Kinder Surprise Egg Bees
2. Fork Print Tulips
This is a great craft for toddlers – tulip printing with a fork and it’s easy and fun and practically mess free since you use disposable forks and plates.
- Washable kids paint
- White cardstock
- Paper Plate
Add blobs of each color paint to the paper plate. Put the fork into different colors of paint and then stamp onto the paper.
Add the green stems and leaves with a paintbrush.
3. Paper Roll Caterpillar
Turn empty toilet paper rolls into a crafty masterpiece with your toddler!
- Empty paper rolls
- Washable kids paint
- Paper Plates
Add green paint to one paper plate and red to the other. Dip one paper roll in the green and the other in the red. Stamp onto paper to form body of caterpillar. Add details with markers once dry.
4. Paper Snails
To make these fun snails, cut strips of different colored paper and roll into circles. Start by making the smallest circle and attach each in inside like a nest of dolls. Then glue onto a red strip for the body.
Spring Crafts for Kids
We have included this video tutorial from Easy Kids Craft to show you some more great ideas.
5. Paper Plate Birds Nest
Buy this Craft Kit to give kids a cute activity to occupy them on a Spring day.
6. April Showers
Help little ones to understand the season with this fun paper plate craft.
- Paper plates
- Green crepe paper
- Different colored Construction paper
- Black Pipe cleaner
Begin by cutting the paper plate in half. Stick this onto a white page in the top corner and glue a pipe cleaner from this to make the umbrella handle. Cut a strip of green crepe paper and glue to the bottom of page to make it look like grass.Cut small flower shapes out of the construction paper and glue onto page. Allow the glue to dry completely. Add blue paint to make it look like a rainy sky. Allow the paint to dry completely. Your April showers paper plate craft is complete!
7. Paper Daisies
This cute pot of paper daisies will never wilt and is ideal to give as a gift or a card to someone special.
These chickens are special as they use hands to fly. Begin by cutting out an oval shape for the chicken, then trace your child’s hand onto craft paper. Now you can cut out the hands to attach as wings and decorate your chicken how you like.
9. Plastic Cup Bunnies
Transform plastic cups into bunnies by painting them and adding pipe cleaner whiskers and googly eyes.
- Plastic cups
- Silver Pipe Cleaners
- Googly Eyes
- White Foam and Pink Glitter Foam
To begin, use the scissors to cut two bunny ears out of the white Foam and the inner ears from the pink glitter foam. Glue Ear pieces together and then onto top of cups. Next, cut noses from the pink foam. For the bunny’s face add the googly eyes, nose and pipe cleaner whiskers and use a sharpie to draw a smile.With a little personalization, your Plastic Cup Bunny is ready to be displayed in all its bunny glory!
10. Plastic Spoon Flowers
11. Handprint Rain
Draw or print a picture of a cloud and cover your child’s hand with blue paint to make the hand print rain.
12. Handprint Balloon
Turn your child’s hand print into a pretty balloon by adding a string and bows. You can write whatever message you like for example “Happy Spring”.
13. You are my Sunshine
Make all sorts of weather from foot prints, for example yellow for sun and blue for rain.
14. Handprint Sunflower
What could be more cheerful than seeing your child’s hand print turned into a sunflower. Cover their hands with yellow paint and print their hands in a circle to form the sunflower. Then you can paint the center brown and add a green stalk.
15. Grand Babe Bees
Turn yellow footprints into cute bees by adding black stripes and googly eyes – this is a cute one to give grandparents.
16. Paper Narcissus
Instructions Paper Narcissus
17. Pop Bottle Flowers
Dip the bottom of a soda bottle into paint and then press on paper. It’s great for young kids as it’s so easy and you can use as many colors as you like.
18. Blossoming Tree
Help kids to make this fun tree using craft paper.
Instructions Blossoming Tree