25 EASY Spring Crafts for Kids (2024)

Looking for some spring crafts for kids?

I have 25+ spring craft ideas that your kids will LOVE! Spring is the perfect time to get outside and do some fun activities.

Let’s get started!


#1: Beaded Butterflies

These beaded butterflies are so much fun to make. It’s the perfect spring craft for kids!

I love how you can make this a color-matching activity or work on patterns.

beaded butterfly craft for kids

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Using one pipe cleaner, add the beads you want on it, twist the pipe cleaner closed at the top. Then, you are going to bend the pipe cleaner in half to make the two halves of the butterflies wings.

You are going to do this step twice for both sides of the butterfly.

C. Activity

Add a clothespin in the middle of the two pipe cleaners to make the entire butterfly! Cut two smaller pieces of pipe cleaner to make the antenna and stick them on the top of the clothespin.

Check out the video below to see it in action (it’ll make more sense by watching the video).


#2: Fork-Stamped Flower Craft

Using forks to make tulips is the perfect spring craft for kids!

It turns out really cool! Also, it was SUPER easy to do. I always appreciate low-prep activities!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

art tray

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B. Set-up

On a white piece of paper, paint on some stems using green paint!

C. Activity

The kids will dip the forks into the paint and place them at the top of each stem, so it looks like a flower! Make sure that the entire fork gets rolled onto the top of the stem!

You can extend this activity by creating flower patterns.


#3: Color Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are the best outdoor activities! Kids just love being the first to find something!

This rainbow craft and scavenger hunt is a perfect spring craft for kids.

rainbow color match

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

colored clothespins

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B. Set-up

Create a rainbow shape from cardboard and paint it the colors of the rainbow or the colors of the objects that you’ll see outside. We don’t have anything blue in our yard, so I added pink and brown instead.

C. Activity

Go outside and start searching for some different colors! Have the kids clip the items that they find in the matching color strip on the rainbow!

If you don’t have colorful items in your yard, you can always have the kids look around at the park!

RELATED: Outdoor Activities for Kids


#4: Flower Pot Crafts

Create these beautiful flower planters for your flowers this spring!

This also makes a great gift for Mother’s Day, teachers, or someone special. It’s the perfect spring craft for kids to make.

flower pot crafts for kids

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How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Before painting your flower pot, make sure to spray it with a clear sealer outdoors. We did this a day before we did the project because it tends to have a smell to it, and I wanted it to be all dry and ready to go for them the next day!

C. Activity

The kids will paint the pots using acrylic paint. To ensure the kids won’t get stains on their clothes, we used our apron from KiwiCo. I really recommend this product for this activity and any other art activity!

Wait for your flower pots to dry (this will take about 30 minutes to dry completely).

Then, use acrylic paint markers to draw designs on them! We used our KiwiCo acrylic paint markers (my new favorite supply). I love the fact that they have the look of acrylic paint, they are easy for the kids to use, and it dries quickly!

We made a watermelon pot, a teacher’s gift (thanks for helping me grow), and we did some fingerprint flowers!

When the kids are all done making their designs, use the sealer one more time to coat the paint so it won’t wash off when it rains outside!  Then, add your flowers in the pot!

This is such a beautiful craft and a great way to teach children how to garden and take care of plants!

RELATED: Flower Crafts for Kids


#5: Alphabet Flower Garden

This spring craft for kids works on the alphabet and fine motor skills!

Plus, it’s a recycling and play activity, which is one of my favorites to put together.

alphabet flowers

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

colored popsicle sticks

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Click HERE to grab your FREE Flower Letters

B. Set-up

Cut off the middle of pieces of the egg carton. Flip it over and make slices at the bottom of each egg holder. Then, paint the entire container green.

Hot glue the letter printables to a green popsicle stick!

C. Activity

The kids will place the alphabet flower sticks into the egg carton in alphabetical order! Practice letter recognition skills and fine motor skills with this activity.

Letters A-Z are available in the FREE download!

RELATED: Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers


#6: Earth Day Plate Craft

This spring craft for toddlers is a great way to teach them about Earth Day! Earth Day is always in April, so it’s a perfect spring activity.

I also love that it has their little handprints on it.

earth day plate craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper plate
  • paint
  • paper
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue stick

B. Set-up

Trace your little one’s hands-on paper and cut them out!

C. Activity

Paint the paper plate blue and green for the Earth! Discuss why the colors of the Earth are green and blue for land and water.

Paint a red heart in the center of the Earth. Lastly, glue their hands on the sides of the Earth.

This is an easy and fun Earth Day craft.


#7: Caterpillar Color Sort

I am a big fan of snack activities! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I love to use cereal for sensory play and learning activities.

This caterpillar craft is a perfect spring activity for kids!

caterpillar color sort

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

construction paper

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B. Set-up

Create circles on construction paper for the head and the body! Use a bowl to trace to make the circles. Make antenna and feet using black construction paper! Add on a face by using googly eyes and a marker for the mouth.

Glue the head and the body together! Your kids can help you with all these steps! They can also be sorting the cereal in bowls by color while you are getting things all set!

C. Activity

The kids will be placing the Fruit Loops on the correct colored circle of the caterpillar. Once they are all done, they can also count how many are on each circle to see which color has the most and the least.

They can also have a few Fruit Loops to snack on 🙂


 #8: Pasta Rainbow Craft

I love using sensory fillers for crafts. This spring craft for kids is fun and colorful!

Painting the pasta noodles is a really fun process, too that they will enjoy.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard
  • ziplock bags
  • parchment paper
  • art tray
  • pasta noodles
  • acrylic paint
  • glue

B. Set-up

To color the pasta noodles, add some noodles to a ziplock bag. Since you are working with rainbow colors, you’ll need about 15-20 for each color.

Dump some acrylic paint inside the bag and shake it up until it covers all of the noodles. The kids LOVE this part!

Lastly, cover a baking sheet/art tray with parchment paper and dump them out to dry. It takes about a half-hour for them to dry completely. Repeat this process for each color.

C. Activity

Once all of the noodles are dry, the kids can glue them down in a rainbow shape on the cardstock paper or cardboard.

You can use regular school glue to paste the noodles down! Let your kiddo feel how awesome the rainbow is!


#9: Handprint Flower Craft

I’m such a sucker for hand and footprint activities. They are just so darn cute. I love keeping them around to look back on as well!

This craft is a perfect spring activity for kids but also could be turned into a Mother’s Day activity!

mothers day flower craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Cut out a trapezoid shape from brown cardstock to be the pot. Then, on an art tray, dump out some green paint.

C. Activity

Have your little one place their hand in the green paint, then place it on the paper near the pot. Have them spread their fingers out to make the flowers.

Then, they will use different colored paints to finger-paint the petals. Lastly, glue a yellow pom in the center.

If you are using this as a Mother’s Day craft, they can write Happy Mother’s Day and the year it was made!


#10: DIY Recycled Bird Feeder

We have a major love for birds in our family. There is a giant bird feeder set up in our backyard, and my husband actually has his own website dedicated to bird watching!

Teaching the kids about the different kinds of birds that we see where we live is so fun. They really enjoy learning about what food birds like. So, we decided to create a DIY birdfeeder!

upcycled bird feeder

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

acrylic paint set

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B. Set-up

Cut large rectangle holes on each side of the carton with a box cutter and scissors. You can draw it out on there first before cutting, or just go for it. Paint it using acrylic paint.

We chose to just do different colors around it, but you can paint different designs! You will have two do at least 2 coats of paint.

C. Activity

Once the paint dries, poke a hole using a box cutter, then make it bigger using a screwdriver. Thread a piece of twine through the opening of the carton and the hole you created. Make a tie at the top!

Fill it with your favorite birdseed and hang it outside for the birds to enjoy!

RELATED: Birdwatching HQ


#11: Flower Q-Tip Activity

These Q-tip flowers are so cute and so much fun to make. It’s such a fun spring activity for kids

I love using this dough because it is SO soft; it stays soft, is nontoxic, and smells amazing! Wild Dough has many different colors and smells!

Q-tip flowers

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Cut a bunch of Q-tips in half. Then, create a small ball of yellow dough and have the kids pat it down on the paper to make a flat circle.

C. Activity

Have the kids place the Q-tips under the dough to create the flowers. They should place them around the entire circle! You may have to fix the dough after they are done, place the Q-tips in.


#12: TP Roll Flowers

I love using TP rolls for activities because we ALWAYS have them on hand, and it’s a FREE way to create art!

How cute are these flowers? They are the perfect spring craft for kids!

TP roll flowers

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Use scissors to cut each toilet paper roll! Create different amounts of cuts to make the flowers different.

C. Activity

Dip the toilet paper roll into the paint. You can also use a paintbrush to paint the toilet paper rolls. Then, stamp it on white cardstock.

Press down the sides to make sure all the paint gets on the paper! Once all your prints are on, use a paintbrush to make the center of each flower. Paint on some stems and the grass!


#13: Sunshine Alphabet Match Activity

We ALL need a little sunshine! This project is such a bright and happy one! It’s also an excellent way to review upper and lower-case letters.

It’s also a wonderful fine motor activity! Practicing fine motor skills is crucial for everyday life skills like buttoning a shirt, zipping their jackets, or tying their shoes.

sunshine alphabet

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

yellow clothespins

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B. Set-up

Paint a paper plate yellow! On yellow clothespins, write lowercase letters on them with Sharpie.

Once the plate dries, draw eyes and mouth. Use pink acrylic paint and make circles for the cheeks.

With Sharpie, write the upper case letters on the outside of the paper plate.

C. Activity

Have the kids clip on the correct lowercase letter to the uppercase. They should identify what the letters are before placing them on the plate.

Give them three options to choose from to place them on the plate. This will narrow down the options for them and make it not so overwhelming to them!

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#14: Rainbow Windstock

This spring craft is so much fun to put outside!

The kids will love watching it from the window or outside.

rainbow blower craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Paint a toilet paper roll blue! Once it dries, use a pom-pom to paint on white clouds to look like the sky.

C. Activity

Hot glue some rainbow-colored streamer onto the bottom of the roll. Also, glue some twine at the top of the roll so it can hang outside!

Place a window hanger outside and hang it up! Watch it blow in the wind!


#15: Fruit Loop Rainbow Threading

Threading activities are great for fine motor development! I love springtime because that’s when you see SO many rainbows!

Adding a snack to activities has always worked wonders for me. The kids get so excited to participate!

fruit loop threading rainbow

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

rainbow pipe cleaners

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B. Set-up

Bend a pipe cleaner just slightly! Then, place one end of the pipe cleaner into a marshmallow.

C. Activity

Have the kids thread the Fruit Loops on the pipe cleaner. They should follow the colors of the rainbow in order. When they finish threading, place the other end of the pipe cleaner in the other marshmallow to look like a rainbow!

RELATED: FUN Fine Motor Activities for Kids 


#16: Pom Rainbow Craft

I just love seeing the colors of the rainbow. This craft is SO fun and colorful.

Painting with poms is such a fun way to make a rainbow craft for kids! It’s the perfect spring craft for kids.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • poms
  • clothespins
  • paper
  • washable paint
  • paint tray
  • markers
  • glue
  • cotton balls

B. Set-up

Draw a rainbow using markers on a piece of white paper. Then, add the same color paints to a paint tray. Lastly, put some clothespins on pom-poms and place them into the paint.

pom rainbow craft

The kids will use color-matching skills to dab the poms on the rainbow! This is a fun way for the kids to paint.

It’s an excellent fine motor activity as well! After they are all done creating the colors on the rainbow, add some glue at the bottom of each side.

The kids will place white cotton balls at the ends to make the clouds for the rainbow!

RELATED: Rainbow Crafts for Kids


#17: Salt-Painting

Salt painting is such a fun process! Kids will love this spring craft.

We have many so may fun salt-painting projects! I love these the most on the black paper.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • table salt
  • watercolors
  • glue
  • cardstock paper (must be this paper)
  • paintbrush

B. Set-up

Draw your pictures with a pencil and outline them in glue.

Do this on cardstock paper. If you do this project on construction paper, it won’t work; it’ll soak through the paper and be all wet.

C. Activity

Dump salt onto the glue! Don’t be shy, you can add a lot. I find it best when there is a lot of salt on the glue.

Do this on an art tray, and dump the rest of the salt off.

Then, use watercolors to paint the salt. You can do this right away, or you can wait for it to dry.

RELATED: Flower Crafts 


#18: Watering Can Craft

This watering can spring craft turns out so pretty! I love seeing the kid’s little prints on crafts.

I love this craft for spring or even a Mother’s Day craft.

watering can craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • paint
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • marker
  • free watering can template

Click HERE for your free watering can template

B. Set-up

Print off my template and outline the watering can on paper. Or, you can draw the watering can on your own!

C. Activity

Paste the watering can on white cardstock paper. Then, draw a few stems coming out of it with a green Sharpie.

Then, the kids will dip their fingers in the paint and make prints on both sides of the stems that you drew.

We used blue, purple, and white, but you can use whatever colors you want!

RELATED: Mother’s Day Crafts 


#19: Bird Nest Craft

Got some plastic Easter eggs lying around? I always have a bunch of leftover eggs from Easter! This is a perfect way to use them.

How cute are these little bluebirds? This is a great spring craft for kids.

birds nest craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

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B. Set-up

Cut a paper plate in half. Paint it brown using acrylic paint!

C. Activity

Glue brown shredded paper to the plate. Glue some googly eyes on the egg! Create a beak by folding a piece of orange cardstock paper, cut a small triangle, and glue it on the egg’s center.

Hot glue the eggs to the nest! Instead of using shredded paper, you can also grab some sticks outside and create the nest using the sticks!


#20: Coffee Filter Butterflies

Have you ever tried coffee filter art activities? It’s one of my favorite things to do because you literally can’t mess it up!

This spring craft is easy for toddlers and preschoolers to make!

coffee filter butterfly craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

spray bottles

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B. Set-up

Flatten out a coffee filter on an art tray. Create a design using a marker on the filter. You can even scribble on it! Once done, spray it with water and let it dry.

On a clothespin, draw a face with Sharpie or even put googly eyes on them!

C. Activity

Fold front and back like an accordion. Then, place the clothespin in the middle and stretch out the sides to look like a butterfly!

Each one is unique!

RELATED: Butterfly Crafts 


#21: Cupcake Liner Flowers

Use cupcake liners to create these adorable flowers. This is a great spring craft for kids to create at home or in the classroom.

There were a few fun steps to this project, and my daughter loved making it.

cupcake liner flowers

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • cupcake liners (mini and big)
  • buttons
  • poms
  • paint
  • clothespins

B. Set-up

Add clothespins to craft poms for your child to use them as a paintbrush!

Make prints on white cardstock paper using blue paints (we used light and dark blue). This will be the sky for your project.

C. Activity

Your kids will make little cuts in the cupcake liners to create flowers. We used both large and small cupcake liners for the project.

The larger cupcake liner goes on the outside, and the smaller one goes on the inside. Glue these together and glue a button in the middle to be the center of the flower.

Create grass for the bottom by making a few cuts on green paper and pasting it to the bottom of the page.

Make stems for the flower and paste them down behind the grass. Then, place the flower tops on!

Lastly, you can make a leaf for the flowers by cutting a little piece of cupcake liner off and folding it.


#22: Washable Window Paint

Springtime means it’s time to start going outside a little bit more since the weather is nicer! I have a fun spring craft for your kids to do outside.

You’ll want to keep this recipe in your back pocket because they will want to do it again!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • dish soap
  • washable paint
  • muffin tin
  • flour

B. Set-up

Add about 4-5 tablespoons of dish soap to each compartment of the muffin tin. Then, dump in 3-4 tablespoons of washable paint. Lastly, mix in a little bit of flour to each one to get your desired consistency.

C. Activity

I used a straw to mix up the paints; this was an easy way to mix them without spilling over to the other colored paints.

Take it outside and let the kids use paintbrushes to paint on the windows! They can get creative and draw pictures or just explore the paints by color mixing and making their own designs.

Once they are all done, spray off the window using a hose. We did this immediately after we were done; I would suggest doing this to ensure that it comes off.


#23: Lifecycle of a Frog Craft

I love teaching my kids about the lifecycles of animals. It’s such an interesting topic to teach them about!

My kids are really interested in frogs. We hear them outside our house every night starting in March, so this activity is PERFECT for a spring activity for kids.

frog lifecycle craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

Click HERE for your FREE Frog Lifecycle Printable

kids scissors

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B. Set-up

Cut the bottom of the paper bag off. Paint a paper bag green! Once that’s dry, paint the inside of the top of the bag pink for the mouth.

Create arms, legs, and eyes (as you see above) using cardstock paper

Print off The Lifecycle of a Frog printable.

Create a tongue by cutting a piece of red paper and rolling it around a pencil. Glue it on the inside of the mouth.

C. Activity

Use a glue stick to glue on the arms, legs, and eyes! Then, review The Lifecycle of a Frog printable with your little ones. Cut out the images and have the kids paste them in order on the bag!

Add some arrows at the end to show the kids what happens next.

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#24: Chick Craft

This little chick craft was so much fun to make, and it’s perfect for the spring/Easter season.

I love the added feathers to this craft. The kids loved creating these little chicks.

easter chick fork craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • scissors
  • forks
  • marker
  • paint
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • feathers

B. Set-up

Create an egg shape out of cardstock paper and cut them out.

Then, inside each egg, draw a circle or trace one using a small bowl. This way, the kids will be able to know where to make the fork prints.

C. Activity

The kids will dip their forks in yellow paint and make prints all around the circle you drew for the body of the chick.

Then, they will glue on googly eyes, beaks, and then draw on orange legs and feet using a marker!

Lastly, use glue to glue on yellow feathers for the chick! These are adorable for spring!


#25: Bunny Plate Craft

The big event during spring is Easter! This is a great spring craft. If you are looking for more Easter crafts, check out the link below for this fun craft.

They make the cutest keepsakes! This bunny plate is SO easy to put together!

easter bunny paper plate craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

acrylic paint set

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B. Set-up

Paint the paper plate grey or brown! While waiting for it to dry, create the bunny’s ears out of cardstock. You can use colored paper or even paint the cardstock the same color as you painted the paper plate

C. Activity

Paint your little one’s feet! Then, have them make prints on the paper. Make sure to press the entire foot down so it all shows up on the paper.

Let it dry! Then, glue these to the paper plate.

Lastly, glue the ears to the back of the paper plate, cotton balls in the center, and feet on the sides.

RELATED: Easter Crafts for Kids


 #26: Pasta Painted Flowers

Have you ever tried painting pasta? It’s quickly turning into one of my favorite art activities!

It’s super easy to do and just takes a few minutes to prep! It’s such a fun spring craft.

pasta flower craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

hot glue gun

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B. Set-up

Paint the noodles the colors that you want the flowers to be! Leave them on the art tray to dry.

Paint a few bow-tie pasta noodles green for the leaves for the flowers.

Have the kids create the middle of each flower by dipping their fingers in orange paint and create several small circles!

They should place the pasta noodles where they want them around the flower, go around, and hot glue them (parent should do this step).

Paint a green stem on each of the flowers! The kids will place bow tie pasta noodles on each one for the leaves (hot glue these too).


#27: Four Seasons Trees

This isn’t a specific spring craft for kids, but it’s for ALL the seasons! Which makes it perfect for any time during the year.

The hand and fingerprint activity is a perfect keepsake for parents, and it’s just so cute to see their little fingers and hands in the picture 🙂

season trees

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

crayola paint

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B. Set-up

Trace your little one’s hand on the brown construction paper to be the tree trunk of the trees. Cut it out and paste it on 4 sheets of white cardstock paper.

C. Activity

Have your little ones dip their fingers into some washable paint! They will paint each of the colors of the trees according to the four seasons (fall, winter, spring, and summer).

The kids will wash off their fingers when they are done with each color. They can also do several colors on each tree to make it a little more colorful!

Review the changes of the seasons with your little one and talk about the colors that each season brings!


#28: Pasta Butterfly Craft

Here’s another way to use pasta in a spring craft!

This butterfly craft is simple and turns out so cute.

butterfly crafts

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • acrylic paint
  • bow tie pasta
  • markers
  • paintbrush
  • glue

B. Set-up

Paint the bow-tie pasta noodles with acrylic paint! We used spring colors.

Wait for the pasta to dry (20 minutes).

C. Activity

While we were waiting for the pasta to dry, we painted the background of the paper using poms! Dip a craft pom into the paint and make prints in the background to be the sky!

Use school glue to glue the pasta noodles to the paper. Make sure to leave a little bit of space between each butterfly.

Then, the kids can add an the antenna and little dashes, so it looks like the butterflies are flying!

This is such a cute and simple spring craft for kids.

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Final Thoughts and Conclusions

It’s finally springtime! The season we all look forward to after a long winter.  We have so much fun planning fun and festive activities to do with the kids!

I hope you could find some spring crafts for kids that you’ll try! I’d love to hear about some activities you have done at home with your kids to celebrate.

Happy Crafting!

Deena

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