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Spring Crafts and Activities for Kids

How to Make Crafts and Activities Relating to Spring


Spring Kite Craft for Children

Kite Day! Paper Kite Craft for Children from www.daniellesplace.com

These kites really fly!

What you will need:

Legal-sized Paper

Long Plastic Straws

Clear Tape

Kite string and wooden dowels to wind the string around

Markers or Crayons

Hole Punch

How to Make the Paper Kites:

1. Print out the pattern (available to members) onto legal size paper. (Problems Printing?)

2. Fold the paper in half so that the picture is in the inside. Fold the two flaps out on the dotted lines so that the picture is visible and comes together in the middle. Tape the kite down the center with scotch tape.

3. Put a piece of tape over the two circles on the under side of the kite and use a hole punch to punch a hole through the paper. Tie one end of the kite string through the hole. Wind the other end of the string around a short length of wooden dowel.

4. Tape a plastic straw on the top of the kite across the length to keep the kite from bending, or punch a hole near the other hole up against the folded edge. Stick a straw through the hole and tape flat against the kite.

5. Cut an 8-inch circle from another sheet of paper. Cut the circle into a snake shape (start cutting around the outside of the circle about 3/4" from the outside and go around and around until you reach the center). Tape one end of the snake to the bottom of the kite for a tail.

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Children's Books to Use with the Activity

kite day

Kite Day (Bear and Mole Stories)

Mole and Bear make a kite and have a great time until a spring storm takes their kite. But Bear and Mole have a great surprise when they find out what happened to their kite.

spring is here

Spring Is Here! (Bear and Mole Story)

Mole is excited because spring is here. He does everything he can think of to wake up bear. When he finally gets him to wake up he is so tired that he falls asleep.



Plastic Spoon and Knives Dragonfly Craft

Plastic spoon and knives Dragonfly Craft www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Clear plastic spoons and knives, glitter glue paint, googly eyes, paint brush, string or heavy duty thread, and a low temp. glue gun.

How to Make the Spoon and Fork Dragonfly Craft:

1. Glue two knives together in an X-shape to make the dragonfly's wings using a low temp. glue gun.

2. Glue the wings to the plastic spoon just below the cupped part of the spoon.

3. Paint the dragonfly with glitter glue and let it dry.

4. Glue on googly eyes at the tip of the spoon. You can also add decorative items such as beads and sequins.

5. To finish tie on some thread to hang the dragonfly.

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Craft Stick Plant Stakes

Craft Stick Plant Stakes www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Foam Stickers 5-Ounce, Black Light Flowers

Craft Foam

Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks

Sharpie Fine-Tip Permanent Marker

DecoArt Patio Paint

patio paint

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun


How to Make the Craft Stick Plant Stakes:

foam flowers

1. Paint the craft sticks with Patio paints and let them dry.

2. If you are planting flower seeds, pick flower shapes that look like the flower you will be growing. If you can't find any that match, you can cut some from craft foam, or use permanent markers to color the shapes the correct color.

3. Use a low temperature glue gun to glue the flowers to the craft stick.

4. Cut leaf shapes from craft foam and glue them to the craft stick.

Note: Instead of making plant stakes to mark your flowers, you can just make flower stakes to decorate your garden. Also see how to make 3D Foam Flower Stakes.



Build a Fairy House this Spring!

Fairy House www.daniellesplace.com

Hi, I'm Danielle. I just read a great book called Fairy Houses by Tracy Kane! It's a story about a little girl who builds a fairy house. It tells how she attracted some fairies and a lot of other animals. At the end of the book it tells you all about how you can build a fairy house and attract some fairies too.

You should only use natural things to build your house. Fairies do not like to disturb anything that is growing so you shouldn't use anything that is still growing like flowers, ferns, and leaves.

Fairy Houses (The Fairy Houses Series)

fairy houses


My mom helped me build these houses in our garden. I hope the fairies like them. We had a lot of fun building them and so will you. And just maybe you will see a fairy, or at least some animals visiting your home.

You can find out more about this book and see more pictures of fairy houses by going to www.fairyhouses.com

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Resin Jewelry

resin necklace 1

This craft is mostly for older children and adults, but younger children will love looking for tiny objects that can be placed in the molds. It should be done outside on a warm spring or summer day because the fumes from the resin are very strong.

The resin and molds used for this craft can be purchased from All Craft Supplies.

You will need to purchase Casting Craft Reusable molds #296702, Castin Craft Clear Casting Resin # 268747, and Castin Craft Mold Release #268527.

Collect tiny items that will fit in each mold. Place them in the molds to make sure they fit and don't stick out over the edge of the molds.

Some suggested items, small flowers, stones, beads, gems, feathers, seeds, candy, stickers, and sea shells.

You can find excellent directions to make these pendants on YouTube and on the package of Castin Craft Resin.

easy cast resin jewelry book

I used needle nosed pliers to bend clip-on 10 mm pendant bails so that one end hung down into the molds. I pulled out the short bottom part so that it would hang down into the molds and squeezed the top of the bails almost closed. If you can't find the right pendant bails, you can use the ends of paper clips or bent wire.

This is a fairly easy craft, but it does take some practice. The we enjoyed most was searching to things to place in the pendants.

EasyCast Resin Jewelry: Over 50 Stylish Jewelry Projects to Make & Wear



resin m & m necklace
resin shell necklace
resin flower necklace
resin shell necklace 2


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"Spring has Sprung" Spring Color and Activity Sheet

spring has sprung color activity sheet

What you will need: crayons, you can also use butterfly, birds, ladybug, or flower stickers stickers, fun foam shapes, or silk flowers to glue onto the picture after the children have colored it.

How to make: Print out the Pattern and make copies. Have your children color the picture. You may also want to provide stickers, silk flowers or real pressed flowers for the children to glue onto their picture. You can even have them press their own flowers a few days before you do this craft.

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Spring Bird Picture with Real Leaves

Bird Craft www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need: Heavy Paper, crayons and markers, glue, dried leaves, straw or dry grass, pipe cleaner, and Exacto knife.

How to make:

1. Print out the Pattern onto heavy paper.

2. Collect leaves and press them in a heavy book between sheets of waxed paper. Collect some dried grass or straw. You can also use silk leaves collected from old silk flowers. The leaves used in the picture were green collage flowers petals cut into leaf shapes from Lakeshore Learning Store.

3. Color the picture and then glue on dried leaves on the branches and grass on the nest.

4. Cut a hole on each side of the mama bird's beak. Cut a piece of brown pipe cleaner about 2 to 3 inches long and stick in through the hole to make it look like the bird is holding a worm.

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Spring Bird Feeder Craft

spring bird feeder craft

What you will need: 6 3/4 oz. Pringle's Potato Chip Can with lid, 7 in. plastic Chinet plate, and a 9 in. plastic Chinet plate, bolt with nut, hot melt glue gun, hole punch, string for hanging, acrylic paint, and stickers (optional).

How to make:

1. Paint the Pringle's can any color you would like and let dry.

2. Cut three or four small holes about 3/4" by 1/2" around the bottom edge of the can for the bird seed to come out.

3. Poke two hole in the top sides of the can on opposite sides. These will be used to hang the bird feeder.

4. Glue the bottom of the can onto the middle of the 7" plastic plate. Drill a hole in the bottom of the plate through the bottom of the can. Stick a bolt through and screw on the nut from the inside of the can.

5. Glue the top side of the plastic lid onto the to of the large plastic plate. Poke to holes in the plastic plate right next to the lids on opposite sides.

6 .Stick one end of a piece of string through a hole in the top of the Pringle's can, through the middle and the other hole and out of the can. Now bring both ends of the string up through the wholes you punched in the top plastic plate. Tie the string ends together at the top. To fill the bird feeder just pull off the lid and let it dangle to the side.

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