Despite the cool temperatures, spring is in the air! Spring brings budding flowers, green grass, warmer weather, and the opportunity for new activities with your toddlers. These five spring craft ideas for toddlers are simple projects that you can complete with objects you already have around the house.
Shower Loofah Chick Craft
Before you throw out your shower loofah, use it to create this cute spring chick! Using the loofah as a paint sponge, your child can create the chick’s body with yellow paint. Work together to cut out eyes, cheeks, and feet. Or, add a little flair by gluing on feathers!
Flower Coffee Filter Craft
This adorable craft is the perfect way to talk to your child about spring flowers. Using coffee filters, construction paper, crayons or markers, and a glue stick, your child can create an entire garden.
Simple Rainbow Suncatcher
Are spring showers keeping your family indoors? Create your own rainbow with this fun project! Simply make an arch using a glue stick on a window or sliding glass door. Rip or cut rainbow colored tissue paper, and set your child loose to create a rainbow suncatcher. It’s the perfect project for teaching your child the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, and indigo. When you’re ready to remove or create a new suncatcher, tear off the tissue paper and wash off the glue stick residue.
This toddler craft pairs well with Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Read about the caterpillar’s transformation into a beautiful butterfly, and then create your own! Have you child paint on side of a piece of paper. Once complete, fold the paper in half to create a mirror image. Voila! You have your butterfly wings. An older child could then cut the paper in a butterfly shape, and a younger child can draw the butterfly’s body.
Here’s a way to repurpose empty yogurt cups: use them to make adorable sheep! Wash out the cups and wrap in white paper. Your child can glue on cotton balls for the sheep’s fleece, and with a parent’s help, can cut out the sheep’s face using black paper. Add some googly eyes or use a white crayon. You’ll have your own flock in no time!
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