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Fun Craft Activities to Welcome Spring With Kids

Parenting Just For Fun
Swirling Twirling Ladybugs by Craftsbyamanda.com Swirling Twirling Ladybugs by Craftsbyamanda.com

If you’re anything like me, you are ready for spring. Sure, playing in the snow is fun, but I LOVE the warm weather. When the air begins to warm and the butterflies come out to play, there are so many more options for having fun with the kids, too.

To welcome spring this year, the kids and I are going a bit craft crazy. And since we’ve already made my famous tissue paper flowers about a hundred times, I decided to peruse some of my favorite crafty blogs for new ideas.

Craft Activities to Welcome Spring With Kids

Here are my 10 favorite spring-themed crafts from around the web.

1.    Paper Bag Butterflies

Paper Bag Butterflies iheartcraftythings.com

Have you ever raised butterflies or planted a butterfly garden? If so, your kids are probably in love with the world’s prettiest bugs. Why not make one that you can keep in the house?

For this craft, you’ll need: 

  • White paper lunch bag
  • Acrylic paint (color of your choice)
  • Two 6-inch heart doilies
  • Do-A-Dot Art Markers
  • Paint brush
  • Pipe cleaner (cut in half)
  • Black marker
  • Large googly eyes
  • Tape
  • Glue

Complete instructions

2.     Stained Glass Butterfly

Stained Glass Butterfly

Why not stick with the butterfly theme for another craft or two? These stained glass butterflies from Typically Simple are super easy to create, and you can make them with supplies that you probably already have in your home.

You'll need:

  • Contact paper
  • Black construction paper
  • Butterfly template
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Yarn or twine

Complete instructions

3.     Milk Carton Birdhouses

Milk Carton Birdhouses

I love easy and colorful crafts! These adorable bird houses are made from your cleaned out milk cartons. It requires the use of a sharp knife, so your kids will definitely need some adult help.

You’ll need:

  • Empty cartons, washed and dried
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Water
  • Paper towel
  • Nail or screwdriver
  • String or yarn
  • Scissors
  • Utility knife
  • Bird seed

Complete instructions

4.     Garden Wind Chimes

Sugarspiceandglitter.com Garden Wind Chimes

These gorgeous wind chimes are impossible not to love! They’re colorful, easy to craft, and your child can make a glorious mess in a contained area.

You’ll need:

  • Old gardening pot
  • Waterproof string
  • Assorted beads
  • Paint
  • 2 washers
  • Kitchen Tray
  • Metal keys, etc., optional
  • Waterproof sealer spray, optional

Complete instructions

5.     Swirling Twirling Ladybugs

Swirling Twirling Ladybugs craftsbyamanda.com

Why should butterflies get all the love? There are so many more cool bugs that come out in the spring! These adorable ladybugs will twirl around wherever you hang them. They’d make a super cute birthday party decoration.

You’ll need:

  • Construction paper, various colors
  • Something round for tracing (jar, can, etc.)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Black craft paint
  • Small round spouncer
  • Paintbrush
  • 8 medium wiggle eyes for each ladybug
  • String
  • White craft glue
  • Hot glue gun (optional, but recommended)

Complete instructions

6.     Easy Rolled Paper Snail

Snail Rolled Paper

Crafts don’t get any easier than this one. Picklebums actually gives you a FREE printable to use for your rolled paper snail. Just cut, color, and roll!

You’ll need:

  • Paper
  • Free printable paper snail template (link below)
  • OR a pencil to draw your own snail design
  • Scissors
  • Markers or pencils

Complete instructions

7.     Paper Roll Flowers

Paper Roll Flowers thebestideasforkids.com

We can’t have a spring craft roundup without a flower craft, now can we? These paper roll flowers are super easy to make, and perfect for pre-schoolers!

You’ll need:

  • Paper towel or toilet paper rolls
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Paint
  • White cardstock
  • Glue dots
  • Buttons

Complete instructions

8.     Windsock Spring Craft

Windsock Spring Craft 123homeschool4me.com

These windsocks are almost as fun to play with as a kite. Your child will love running around outside with the colorful streamers trailing behind him.

You’ll need:

  • Card Stock
  • Bingo markers or regular markers for decorating
  • Tape
  • Hole punch
  • Crepe paper or birthday party streamers
  • Pipe cleaners

Complete instructions

9.     Frog Craft

Frog Craft thebestideasforkids.com

These adorable froggies are bright a friendly sitting on their lily pads. You can make them simple for a preschooler with a cut-out water lily. If you have older kids, this blog has instructions for a 3-D water lily too!

You’ll need:

  • Paper plates.                                                                                   
  • Colored cardstock in red, white, black and dark green, plus your color of choice for the lilies.
  • Black sharpie
  • Yellow tissue paper
  • Green paint

Complete instructions

10.     Paper Plate Easter Bunny

Paper Plate Easter Bunny

What better way to finish off our spring crafts roundup than with an Easter Bunny craft! You and your kids can make this adorable rabbit with just a paper plate and a few other items.

You’ll need:

  • Construction paper
  • Pom poms
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Markers
  • Paper Plates
  • Glue

Complete instructions

Happy crafting! If you make any of these crafts, please send us your photos! 

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