Spring crafts for kids

4 Cute Crafts To Celebrate Spring

The long, cold winter is over and it's time to celebrate flowers and sunshine as spring returns. Springtime brings out the very best in nature, and these imaginative and colorful crafts highlight everything that's fun about spring!

Light bulb bumblebee craft

Light bulb bumblebee craft

What you'll need:

  • light bulbs
  • yellow paint
  • paint brush
  • black permanent marker
  • white pipe cleaners
  • black construction paper
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • scissors

What you'll do:

  1. Paint the light bulb with the yellow paint. Let the paint dry completely, then apply a second coat of paint.
  2. Draw stripes on the light bulb with the black permanent marker, then color the metal part of the light bulb with the black permanent marker.
  3. Glue the googly eyes on the metal part of the light bulb.
  4. Cut a white pipe cleaner in half. Bring the ends of the pipe cleaner together to form the wings. Use a dab of glue to secure the wings in place.
  5. Cut two narrow strips of black construction paper that are approximately 2 inches long. Curl the ends of the strips to make the antennae, then glue the strips just above the eyes.
  6. Cut a piece of white pipe cleaner that is 3 inches long. Coil the pipe cleaner around a pencil or your finger, then glue it to the back of the light bulb to form the stinger.

Yarn butterfly craft

Yarn butterfly craft

What you'll need:

  • popsicle sticks
  • yarn
  • glue
  • scissors
  • pipe cleaners
  • beads
  • googly eyes

What you'll do:

  1. Glue two popsicle sticks together to form an "X" and let the glue dry completely.
  2. Beginning in the center, start wrapping the yarn around the popsicle sticks on both halves of the "X."
  3. Cut a pipe cleaner in half. Fold the half into a "V" and then curl the ends to form the antennae. Slide beads on to the end of the pipe cleaner.
  4. Take a second full-length pipe cleaner and wrap it around the center of the butterfly. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the antennae to hold it in place.
  5. Glue the end of the pipe cleaner to the back of the butterfly to secure it.
  6. Glue two googly eyes to the front of the butterfly.

Mod Podge bird house craft

Birdhouse craft

What you'll need:

  • wooden bird house
  • colorful paper
  • scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • foam brush

What you'll do:

  1. Cut the paper into 1-inch squares.
  2. Coat one side of the birdhouse with a thin layer of Mod Podge.
  3. Start applying the squares to the Mod Podge. You can overlap the squares, but be sure to paint a second coat of Mod Podge to give the top squares something to stick to.
  4. Keep applying squares to all sides of the bird house.
  5. Once you have applied all of the squares and the bird house is completely covered, apply a final coat of Mod Podge over the entire surface to seal it.

Easy wind chime craft

Wind chime craft

What you'll need:

  • paper or plastic cup
  • hole punch
  • string
  • cord or twine
  • beads
  • washers
  • markers
  • jewels, sequins or stickers

What you'll do:

  1. Use the hole punch to punch holes in the bottom of the cup.
  2. Cut one 6-inch piece of string for every hole. Thread a string through each hole and tie the string to the cup.
  3. Thread some beads on to the string, then tie a metal washer to the end of the string.
  4. Decorate the sides of the cup with markers, jewels, sequins or stickers.
  5. Turn the cup upside down. Use scissors to cut an "X" in the bottom of the cup.
  6. Feed the cord through the "X" and tie a knot on the inside of the cup. Use the cord to hang the wind chime.

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Comments on "Spring crafts for kids"

Leesa McClure March 07, 2013 | 8:24 PM

The Bumblebee craft is so cute! Can't wait to make it.

Theresa March 02, 2013 | 12:16 PM

The bumble bee light bulbs are too cute! Perfect for spring, too. Thanks for sharing!

kristi March 01, 2013 | 12:56 PM

cute bee idea, but not with a glass light bulb. Maybe you could cover them in paper mache so if they break you don't get a trip to the ER

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