5 Crafts to Celebrate the Arrival of Spring
There’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of spring, one of the most beautiful seasons of the year, than by making crafts. The good thing is that these crafts can also be enjoyed year round.
Spring is always synonymous with joy, color, lots of flowers, and the arrival of good weather. Therefore, we can’t think of a better way than making crafts to celebrate the arrival of spring.
Below, you’ll find fantastic spring-related crafts that you can try with your children. We’re sure they’ll love them!
As flowers are characteristic of spring, there’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than by making flower crafts.
As flowers are very simple crafts, you can use different materials to make them. Below, we share three very simple and fun ideas to make flowers.
- Firstly, you can use craft or ice cream sticks. Use one of the sticks to make the stem of the flower and another eight to make the petals.
- Secondly, you can use small plastic plates to make flowers. All you have to do is paint these plates whatever color you want and voilà!
- Finally, to make flower petals, you can use macaroni or any other type of pasta that children prefer to use.
Children love animals. For this reason, this is one of the crafts to celebrate the arrival of spring that they’ll like the most, since it consists of painting animals.
Birds chirping is another characteristic element of spring. Therefore, paper birds is another perfect craft you can make with your children. To make it, you’ll only need three very simple materials:
- Finger paint.
- Sheets of paper.
Firstly, have your children stick the palm of their hand in the finger paint and then place it horizontally on a sheet of paper. This way, their fingers will make the wings and the end of the palm of their hand will make the bird’s face. Finally, ask your child to draw the bird’s beak and eyes. Now their birds are ready to fly!
Caterpillars, one of the best crafts to celebrate the arrival of spring
Caterpillars are also very characteristic of spring. To make them with your children, you’ll need:
- Colored pom poms.
- Mobile eyes.
The first step is to glue the pom poms in a line on top of one of the sides of a clothespin. You can mix and match the colored pom poms as you wish. This way, you’ll be able to make colorful creations your children will find striking. Finally, and to make the caterpillars look more alive, glue the mobile eyes on them.
This animal is also related to spring, good weather, and bright colors. To make them, you’ll need:
- Cardboard from toilet paper rolls.
Make the butterfly’s body with the cardboard. Then, use the posterboard to make the two wings and stick them on the back of the cardboard. Use the glitter to decorate the wings. You can also use other types of materials to decorate them, such as EVA foam sheets.
With a marker, draw the butterfly’s face or use mobile eyes to make it look more alive.
A mural to express spring
Most children like to put their creativity and imagination to good use through drawing and painting. That’s why we’re sure that, if you offer them a huge white wall, they’ll be anxious to fill it with colors.
The activity that we propose is very simple. The first step will be to read with your children some children’s books related to spring so that they can see the elements that characterize spring.
The second step is that, as a family and with a lot of creativity, capture everything you learned in the pages of the book on a big white wall.
This way, you exercise your children’s memory, concentration and attention, as well as drawing and reading. Is there a more complete activity?