For those days when you want to turn off the TV and get creative, we made a list of spring crafts to do with kids that are fun for them — and you! Read on for six spring crafts to do with kids that are not only fun, but also affordable, not too messy, and enjoyable for the whole family.
1) Create your own picture book
All you need is paper, pencil, and your imagination to create a story (plus, maybe a stapler or a hole punch & ribbon to bind your finished book together, of course). Brainstorm with your child — who will be their main character? What will happen in the story? Then, write and/or illustrate the book together.
You can do a page and your child can do a page, or you can let your kid tell the story and bring the words to life for her. Everyone loves a good narrative, so this book will be extra fun to read to friends and family once it’s finished.
2) Make a beautiful flower garland
Hint: You can make this one as easy or as involved as you want. To level up your craft, use the tops of plastic spoons to create flower petals and glue into a circle onto cardboard triangle banners.
3) Create a pop-up card
Have a birthday or event for a friend coming up? Make them a pop-up card! Fold a piece of colored construction paper in half, and cut three sets of two, one-inch slits (like this). Pull out the “pop-ups,” then glue or tape a piece of construction paper on top. Write words onto the pop-ups, like “Happy,” “Birthday,” and the name of your friend on each of the slits. They’ll be surprised and delighted when they open the card.
If you don’t have any upcoming events, consider making cards for a teacher, librarian or local retirement home.
4) Break out the coloring pages
5) Fly your own DIY kite
- Lay one stick across the other and tie it together to create your frame.
- Cut a small slit at each end of the sticks, then wrap a string into the slits so it creates a diamond shape around the frame.
- Spread newspaper over the frame, fold the edges over the string and glue them in place.
- Tie a long string to the kite where the sticks cross.
6) Paint a pot with some flowers
And if the sun starts peeking out and you decide an outdoor activity is a better fit for the day, take a look through our blog post on four great getaways for family memories, or browse our favorite spring adventure sports for girls. Happy crafting!