Spring arts and crafts are a great way to celebrate the changing seasons! Daffodils, buds in the trees, lambs in the fields, and warmer days. Spring showers can still be a bit of a problem, but there are so many spring arts and crafts that you can do to pass the time during the rainy days!
Paper plate rainbows are a simple spring craft that’s perfect for little hands.
- Paper plate
- Cotton wool balls
- Cut the paper plate in half, and then cut a small semi-circle out from the bottom.
- Paint on the different colours of the rainbow. You could use this to teach your little one about the colours of the rainbow, or let their imaginations run wild.
- Let it dry.
- Once dry, glue some cotton wool balls on the bottom of each side to make clouds.
Spring arts and crafts aren’t just fun, but they also provide a learning opportunity for your child. These pom pom caterpillars are really cute, but you can also help your little one learn about caterpillars and butterflies.
- Green card
- Pom poms in different sizes
- Googly eyes
- Green marker
- Draw a leaf shape on the green card with the green marker, and cut it out.
- Glue a wiggly line of glue on the leaf.
- Use a medium sized pom pom for the caterpillar’s head, and smaller ones to make the body.
- Stick on some googly eyes to make the face.
This spring art and crafts activity is a little more involved than some of the others, but it’s still perfect for your little budding artist.
- Poster paints
- Scrap wood (8×7 square if possible)
- Sponge sander
- Tissue paper
- PVA glue
- Liquid watercolour paint
- Before you let your little one handle it, pre-sand the wood.
- Let your little one finish sanding the wood with the sponge sander. These are big enough for little hands to manage.
- Paint the wood with poster paint. If necessary, mix it with water to thin it out a little.
- Glue on different shapes and colours of tissue paper. Let your little one take the lead here to decide on different shapes, colours and placement.
- Draw lines of PVA glue on the wood and shake salt over them. Wait a few minutes and then gently tap off the excess.
- Use a pipette and drop liquid water colours on the salt lines.
- Once dry, coat the wood in mod podge, or a light varnish.