The first day of spring is March 20, which means warm weather is around the corner! Get kids excited for the fun to come with these first day of spring craft ideas.
Bird’s nest craft
- Paper bowl
- Brown paint
- Brown construction paper
- Blue pom-poms
- Blue feathers
- Black construction paper
- Yellow construction paper
- Hole punch
- Paint the paper bowl with the brown craft paint and set it aside to dry.
- While the paint dries, cut very narrow strips of paper from the brown construction paper. Crumple up the thin strips of paper and fill the paper bowl with them.
- To make 1 bird, cut off the tips of 2 feathers and glue them to the underside of the pom-pom.
- Use a hole punch to cut out 2 holes from the black construction paper. Glue the black dots to the top of the pom-pom.
- Create the beak by cutting a small square from a piece of yellow construction paper. Fold the square in half from corner to corner, then glue it to the pom-pom along the fold.
- Repeat steps 3 through 5 for any additional birds, then place the birds in the nest on top of the brown construction paper.
Umbrella flower basket
- 2 Paper plates
- 4 Pipe cleaners
- Watercolor paint
- Lay 2 paper plates on top of each other and cut out a scalloped design down the middle of the plate. Discard a half section of the plates (or save and make 2).
- Separate the 2 plates and turn them so that they are facing each other, forming a pocket. Glue the plates together along the edge, leaving the scalloped end open.
- Take 2 pipe cleaners and twist them together, then repeat for the remaining 2 pipe cleaners.
- Glue 1 set of pipe cleaners to the inside of 1 of the paper plates, then glue the other set of pipe cleaners opposite the first set on the inside of the other plate.
- Twist the 2 strands together, then fold the end to make the handle of the umbrella.
- Use the umbrella basket to gather spring flowers from outside.
Tissue paper flower garden
- Toilet paper tubes
- Green construction paper
- Tissue paper
- Cut a piece of green construction paper that is as tall as the toilet paper roll and long enough to wrap all the way around it.
- Glue the construction paper to the outside of the toilet paper roll.
- Cut out a leaf shape and glue it to the side of the toilet paper roll.
- Cut out 4 circles, 6 inches in diameter, from a piece of tissue paper.
- Gather the center of each circle to a point, and glue the point along the inside rim of the paper tube. Repeat for the rest of the tissue paper circles to create the flower.