5 Super Fun Spring Crafts for the Kiddos

bird feeder cardboard

Spring is just around the corner and if you want to get your kids excited for it or are just looking for some fun spring crafts to pass the time on rainy days, these fun projects may be right for you.

1. Paper Plate Flowers

Paper plate flowers are fun and easy for children to make. Your children will enjoy painting and coloring these fun spring flowers and then using them to decorate your home or their bedrooms for spring.

Materials Needed:

  • Paper Plates
  • Scissors
  • Markers or Paint

Simply use the scissors to cut away sections from the rim of the plate to make the petals of the flower. Leave a circle in the center. Help your child paint or color the flowers with bright colors. Allow the paper plate flowers to dry and then hang them around the house.

2. Cardboard Tube Bird Feeders

Birds start singing in the spring and your kids will love making cute little bird feeders that will give them something to sing about. This craft uses materials you probably already have in your home and they are quick and easy for children of all ages to make.

Materials Needed:

  • Cardboard Tube
  • Birdseed
  • Paper Plates
  • Hole Puncher
  • Piece Of String
  • Peanut Butter

Scoop some peanut butter onto a paper plate and spread it evenly over the surface. Pour some birdseed into another paper plate. Use the hole puncher to make a hole in one end of the cardboard tube and tie the string through it. Roll a cardboard tube in the peanut butter and then roll it in the birdseed. Make sure the entire tube is covered in seeds. Hang the birdfeeder on a tree limb and watch as the birds enjoy it.

3. Clothespin Butterflies

These darling little butterflies are the perfect symbol of spring. Children will have fun making them and mastering their hand eye coordination and threading technique.

Materials Needed:

  • Clothespin
  • Beads
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks

Allow your children to string beads onto four pipe cleaners. Bend the pipe cleaners to create wings and use the glue gun to attach them to the clothespin. Add two pipe cleaners to the top of the clothespin for antennas.

4. Plastic Bottle Flower Art

Your children will enjoy creating spring artwork featuring pretty, colorful flowers. This project allows you to make something special with your children using a recycled item.

Materials Needed:

  • Plastic Bottles
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Paper plate or bowl

Pour a small amount of paint into a bowl. Dip the bottom of a plastic bottle into the paint and help your child press it onto the paper. The bottle creates a flower shape. Use different sized bottles to create different types of flowers.

5. Streamer Rainbows

What could be more symbolic of spring than a bright and colorful rainbow? These rainbows will add color to your home and get you in the mood for springtime.

Materials Needed:

  • Party Streamers
  • Glue
  • Paper Plates
  • Cotton Balls

Cut a paper plate in half and glue cotton balls onto one half to create a cloud. Trim different colored streamers into even lengths and glue them to the back of the plate so they hang down from it. Hang the rainbows near a window or on a refrigerator for display.

Gabe Arnold
Author: Gabe Arnold