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12 Ideas for Spring Crafts for Kids

by The Artful Parent Editorial Team
February 16, 2024
12 spring crafts

A round up of ideas for spring crafts for kids, including nature art activities, spring art projects, and spring treats.

Updated March 2022

With the flowers blooming and the weather warming, Spring is our favorite season. And we aren’t the only ones:

The calendar year might start January 1st, but to me the new year starts best in spring! Fresh shoots poking up out of the earth, new growth on old shrubs and trees, baby animals and birds, the return of warmth and longer days—what’s not to love?!

Jean Van’t Hul

If you’re enjoying all the things that come with the new season, here are some of our favorite spring crafts for kids!

Spring Craft Ideas for Kids 

flower printing
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

1. Flower Printing with Kids

Start by gathering flowers and leaves from your garden or backyard. Then you can use just about any kind of paint and paper you have on hand to make gorgeous flower prints.

paper plate flower suncatcher
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

2. Make a Flower Suncatcher

Make a beautiful flower suncatcher for the window! All you need is a paper plate, contact paper, and flowers for a fun flower mandala.

flower stained glass door

3. Try a Flower Petal Stained-Glass Door

For a springy entry to your home, this craft combines the petals from colorful spring flowers with transparent contact paper to create a beautiful stained-glass window.

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

4. Make DIY Flower Crowns and Necklaces!

Use fresh flowers and contact paper to create paper DIY crowns and necklaces for kids with this easy tutorial.

clay birds and nests
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

5. Create sweet birds and pinch pot nests

Use our favorite air dry clay to form little birds and nests for them. For some extra bling, add sparkly beads and feathers while the clay is still soft.

raised salt painting
Photo by Andrea Martelle

6. Make Raised Salt Paintings in spring shapes

Take one of our all-time favorite art activities and turn it into springtime fun! Think flowers, rainbows, and birds!

rainbow plastic bead suncatcher
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

7. Make Rainbow Plastic Bead Suncatchers

These rainbow suncatchers are easy to make and perfect for a springtime sunny window!

butterfly painting
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

8. Paint Butterflies

Make some gorgeous spring butterflies using one of our favorite techniques: smush painting! Simply drop blobs of paint on one side of a paper butterfly, fold it closed and then open it for a symmetrical butterfly!

easter art peep printing
Photo by Andrea Martelle

9. Do some Peep Printing

If you’ve got a box of Peeps lying around, use them for making fun prints! Simply dip a peep in paint and press onto paper. Add some glitter for a little extra ‘sugar’!

10. Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Learn how to make peanut butter cups in silicone molds for shaped treats. This peanut butter cup recipe is easy enough for kids to make and so delicious!

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

11. Make Edible Spring Nests

Whip up a batch of peanut butter playdough and add some pretzel sticks and a marshmallow peep chick!

12. Bake a Birds Nest Cake with Ice Cream Eggs

If you’re looking for spring cake decorating ideas, try this sweet birds nest cake with ice cream eggs. A fun baking idea for kids!

What are your favorite spring craft ideas for kids and families? Any here that you’d like to try out?

More Ideas for Spring Crafts

Want even more creative ideas?

Check out our Spring Creativity pack!

Let creativity blossom with this fun bundle of art activities perfect for Spring!! This 40-page printable eBook is full of coloring pages, drawing prompts, games, and more!

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