Spring is almost here and today I’m sharing with you 5 Fun Crafts for kids. Each of these crafts can be made by children from age 2 up. My 2 year-old enjoyed all but the last one but by then she was exhausted from a fun filled day.
Top 5 Spring Crafts
We purchased our first bird feeder at Home Depot last week. I decided to let Sugar Plum make her own from some of the empty toilet paper rolls I’ve been hoarding for various craft ideas.
- 1 Toilet Paper Roll
- Peanut butter
- Bird feed fix
Pot A Flower
We are getting ready to start our container garden but in the meantime Zoe and I are starting a sunflower. Sunflowers are the perfect flower to start with a child. They will marvel at how an actual sunflower seed grows into such a beautiful flower. Because there is still a chill in the air, we are starting our sunflower indoors and will move it outside in a few weeks. We have tons of seeds left over so we will start more soon.
- Seeds of choice
- Potting Soil
- Plant pot
- Plastic utensils or gardening tools
Make a Kite
Spring means a good amount of breezy days so we decided to make a paper kite.
Somehow I lost the string to help our kite fly not to mention my lack of engineering skills so this is our kite in the picture but it is unfinished and I doubt it will fly. Head on over to Pinterest and give this Kite a try. We will be trying it too.
Fruit & Veggie Lollipops
This was our favorite craft of the day. I had to keep replenishing the blueberries because Z kept eating them before we were done. This craft is a great way to get your fussy eaters involved in the food prep process. Pick fruits and veggies they like and pair them with ones you want them to like.The possibilities are endless.
- Cookie Cutters
- Lollipop sticks
- Sharp Knife
- String Cheese
Painting is always fun so we decided to make handprint flowers in spring colors. Z enjoyed this one so much, her flower is blooming from above and below. I will be adding this masterpiece to her art and inspiration wall.
- Paint colors of choice
- Card stock or construction paper
- Paper plate (for poured paint)
- Paint brushes (optional)
As the weather continues to improve with daylight savings time (I’m convinced Daylight savings time makes all the difference) we will be doing more easy Spring crafts. These crafts are good for a rainy day and good as a starter to a preschool lesson on spring. Stay tuned for more spring crafts.
What are your favorite crafts to enjoy with your children?
Check out what the rest of The Fabulous Five are featuring for Spring:
Lashawn: Spring Planting
Bernetta: Spring Dresses
Kita: Spring Drinks
Mimi: Spring Makeup
LaShawnMarch 6, 2015 at 5:36 AM
I love the idea of making a kite. Pookah loves kites in the spring time, and we always end up buying a new one every year!
M JMarch 6, 2015 at 5:38 AM
Make a kite with him. He will love it. I’m definitely going to make this one again after I get my engineering research on. LOL!
KitaMarch 6, 2015 at 6:36 AM
I don’t do the paint. The mess and clean up that I would have to do…I can’t even fanthom it. Love these crafts though gotta keep these kids busy.
M JMarch 6, 2015 at 7:21 AM
Paper plates and crafting paper are a mama’s best friend when it comes to painting. LOL Kita. But yes we must keep these kids busy.
MimiMarch 6, 2015 at 7:39 AM
I want to hug and lightly squish her. Love her…and you to! Love these ideas, especially the bird feeder. We did one with Addison last year and she was so amazed that the birds ate the seeds.
M JMarch 7, 2015 at 12:06 PM
Thanks Mimi. She is yours whenever you want! LOL but I’m so serious. Ha. I can’t wait to see the birds eat the seeds too. I am more excited than the girls. How’s that for having an adult life?
BernettaMarch 6, 2015 at 8:31 AM
Great crafts, now I have to let my children look at this and see what they want to try! I think the Kite will be great! I have a two year old as well, so I can see him running with it now!
M JMarch 7, 2015 at 12:04 PM
Thanks Bernetta. I am sure your kids will enjoy. Your two year-old will get a kick out of the kite.
Tiffani G. from MyMommyVentsMarch 6, 2015 at 8:54 AM
The boys have been talking about making a kite ever since they saw it on TV. Once it gets warmer, we’ll have to get out to the park. I never thought about making a bird feeder… that could be fun!
M JMarch 7, 2015 at 12:04 PM
make the kites Tiffani. Your boys will enjoy them. And you can hang them in their room as a decoration once the season is over. The bird feeder was fun. Now we have to see if the birds will come. LOL.
StacieMarch 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM
I’d love to make the hand painted flowers with my gbaby. She’d enjoy making a mess too!
M JMarch 7, 2015 at 12:03 PM
Make them Stacie. Gbaby will love them. Lay down some catch paper or an old sheet first. Enjoy.
Katherine GMarch 6, 2015 at 9:17 PM
I love these ideas. They all look like so much fun. I think I may borrow some of these for when I keep my nieces Ave nephews.
M JMarch 7, 2015 at 12:02 PM
Thanks Katherine. We enjoyed making them. Works great for bad weather days or any day.
[email protected]March 7, 2015 at 8:31 AM
These are such cute ideas. I especially love the fruit pops. I dont have particular crafts that I do with my grand wee one but I always make sure that there’s supplies on hand and she loves being creative.
M JMarch 7, 2015 at 12:01 PM
Thanks Jaye. Did you say grand wee one? I can’t imagine! You are one haute grand mama! Give the fruit pops a go. They were fun to make even though Z kept eating all the supplies. LOL
LynnMarch 8, 2015 at 1:03 PM
This is awesomeness… Such great ideas… The fruit came out so cute make me want some! Thanks for sharing!
M JMarch 8, 2015 at 9:44 PM
Thanks Lynn. We enjoyed making these crafts and eating the fruit pops topped off the day.
AdannaMarch 8, 2015 at 2:56 PM
The Princess Fairy loves being in the kitchen cooking and baking so she is going to love the fruit and veggie lollipops. These will be an awesome summer snack too 🙂
M JMarch 8, 2015 at 9:43 PM
Absolutely Adanna. I am sure the Princess Fairy will enjoy making them for her and The Super Knight.
Mimi - MimiCuteLipsMarch 8, 2015 at 6:17 PM
HrwT ideas, we’ve done a couple already. I will trying out the fruit cutouts. I love them and we are such fruit eaters.
M JMarch 8, 2015 at 9:42 PM
Oh cool Mimi. Which ones are you doing? The fruit cutouts were fun and tasty. LOL
Siobhan (BeFree Project)March 8, 2015 at 6:24 PM
OMG!! I love these craft ideas. My children are 9 and 6 but they will definitely enjoy planting their own flowers and making the fruit and veggie lollipops.
M JMarch 8, 2015 at 9:42 PM
Hey Siobhan. I am sure they will enjoy them. Honestly I enjoyed making them like a kid myself. Enjoy a craft filled day with your family.
Kara (Kay's Ways)March 9, 2015 at 5:34 PM
Love these crafts!!! I’ve already pinned these to my board and my little ones and I will be putting these into practice.
M JMarch 12, 2015 at 7:44 AM
Thanks Kara. Lots if fun with your littlest. We had a ball doing these.