What is your favorite spring arts & craft activity? These 21 DIY spring crafts for kids are fun and easy to make in the classroom or at home with simple materials!
Hands-On Spring Crafts for Kids
With the season changing from winter to spring, it brings with it great options for arts & crafts projects. I’ve gathered 21 of my favorite DIY spring crafts for kids in preschool, kindergarten, first grade, or kids of all ages to share with you. Hopefully, it inspires some fun, creating time with your class!
Honestly, it was hard to choose only these spring craft ideas – there are so many incredibly fun activities out there. I picked out a well-rounded group of projects – they involve weaving, lacing, painting, cutting, drawing, painting, and so much more!
Creating these projects builds important fine motor skills, while the finished products are great to send home with students or use to decorate the classroom.
Proud to Be Primary – Spring Shape Sponge Art
Spring shapes sponge art is a fun craft for students. Print out the shapes you prefer, trace them onto cardstock, and cut out the inside of the shape so you create a stencil out of it. Students will have a blast sponge painting inside the stencil and will be surprised with how it looks once it is removed. This is similar to my fall leaves art project too.
Proud to Be Primary – Spring Poetry on Rainbows
April is poetry month, and what better time to write poetry about spring? Create a unique spring display with this rainbow craft and writing lesson! This post even comes with FREE templates for students to write drafts onto.
Proud to Be Primary – Easter Bunny Directed Drawing
With Easter just around the corner, this Easter Bunny directed drawing art lesson is perfect for decorating the classroom this spring. Grab the FREE directions to teach your class.
Proud to Be Primary – Cherry Blossom Trees
Take a look out the window at the beautiful cherry blossom buds on the spring trees. Talk about what you observe and have students paint their interpretation of a tree. Add cherry blossoms with rolled-up tissue paper balls to this spring tree craft.
Artsy Craftsy Mom – Spring Flowers Made with Vegetable Printing
Printing is always a fun flower craft for students. In this spring project, use vegetables such as okra and beans as stamps. Students will be amazed by how they can create spring flowers from the veggies.
Chloe Me Just Me – 3D Spring Flowers Craft
Craft projects are always a blast – this 3D spring flowers picture is no exception. Using some simple supplies, students will create creative flowers and butterflies.
Mess For Less – Tissue Paper Flower Art
Print off this FREE flower printable to let your students explore colors. Kids can get creative and use their imagination to create unique flowers. Hang the finished flowers to create a bulletin board bouquet.
Buggy and Buddy – Thunderstorm Art Project
One of the great things about spring is the weather. It’s sunny on some days and rainy on others. This thunderstorm painting is perfect to go along with other weather-themed activities and units.
Butterflies are out in full force come spring. This makes it the perfect time to do this butterfly craft project and learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. Complete on a paper plate or a leaf shape.
A Little Pinch of Perfect – Nature Mandala Suncatcher
Mother nature has some of the best craft supplies. Put them to good use in this gorgeous mandala suncatcher project that’s perfect for working on symmetry with your students.
Pink Stripey Socks – Rainbow Paper Plate Weaving
I’m always for craft projects that engage the students with multiple mediums and multiple techniques. This project does just that. Who doesn’t love to paint? And weaving is great for fine motor practice.
Pink Stripey Socks – Cardboard Rainmaker
Another great weather-related craft is the rainmaker. They’re super colorful, fun to make sounds with, and a great project for using recyclable materials.
The Resourceful Mama – Tissue Paper and Paper Plate Rainbow
Paper plates are such a versatile craft supply. A blank canvas that can be transformed into numerous fun projects. This colorful tissue paper rainbow is only one of the possibilities!
Sugar Aunts – Chick Puppet
Break out the wooden craft sticks and feathers to make these cute spring chicks. These little puppets will be a sure hit with younger students.
Nature Store Blog – Daffodil Bunting
This daffodil bunting is a great project for the whole class. The bunting will add a cheery spring feeling to the classroom and will give the students pride in knowing that they have a flower up there. Great for togetherness!
Glued to My Crafts – Paper Plate Spring Scene
Have your students create neat spring scenes using paper plates and a mixture of other supplies such as buttons, craft sticks, and tissue paper. Let their creative little minds run wild with possibility.
Kids Activities Blog – Paper Plate Birds
There’s plenty of fine motor practice in this spring craft! Cutting, pasting, lacing – it’s a little bit of it all in creating this sweet scene of a momma bird and her babies.
Kids Activities Blog – Cotton Ball Painted Snail
Spice up the typical painting project by using something other than a paintbrush. This snail craft uses a cotton ball for the painting which adds great texture to the final product.
Toddler Approved – Egg Carton Spring Flowers
Egg cartons make an incredible supply to have in the classroom. There are tons of activities and crafts you can make using them. These painted spring flowers or tulips turn something you’d usually just throw out, into a beautiful spring craft.
I Heart Crafty Things – Yarn Wrapped Cloud and Rainbow Craft
The yarn-wrapped cloud is a craft that you do in multiple parts. Students paint their clothespins, one for each color of the rainbow. Students then wrap white yarn around their cloud shape. Once the clothespins are dry, you can revisit the craft where students would then pin them onto the cloud in order.
I Heart Crafty Things – Spring Chick Envelope Craft
Tissue paper is a fun and forgiving craft supply for hands-on projects! The crinkly paper gives a bunch of texture to these adorable spring chick envelope puppets.
Which are your favorite spring time crafts for kids? These easy spring crafts are perfect for Mother’s Day gifts, or to add sunshine to your classroom display.
FREE Art Idea: Bumblebee Directed Drawing
Here’s a quick and easy activity your kids will love – a directed drawing bumblebee! Little hands will love learning to draw a bumblebee and express their creativity.
Download it for free by clicking the image below.
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