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From plants to animals, spring is synonymous with renewal -- as well as rain. So, when spring showers strike, crafts will encourage your youngster to be creative while busting indoor boredom. For a craft that pulls double duty, teach your youngster about spring animals.
Washcloth bunny craft
Washcloth bunnies are an easy, spring animal craft that older kids can hop to and give as gifts!
Lay washcloth flat on table in a diamond shape.
Place bar soap on corner closest to you and begin rolling until you reach opposite corner.
Pull long ends of rolled washcloth up to meet in the middle to form ears and secure at top of soap with rubber band.
Glue wiggle eyes and pom pom to front for nose and pom pom to back for tail, and cover rubber band with decorative ribbon.
Cotton ball lamb spring animals
Spring lambs come to life with this cotton ball craft that both younger and older kids will enjoy.
Small plastic cup
Large bag of cotton balls
4 wooden clothespins
Black pom pom
Cover cup with glue, and coat with cotton balls.
Paint clothespins white, and let dry completely. Add hooves to the part you squeeze with black marker.
Clip clothespins to bottom of cotton ball-covered cup to form legs.
Glue black pom pom to cup to form a head, adding two felt ears and googly eyes. Finish by securing cotton ball tail to the back with glue.