11 Spring Crafts and Activities for Kids

The first day of Spring is fast approaching. The days are getting longer. The weather is getting warmer. The kids are getting antsy.

They are excited because warmer weather means summer is coming. Soon they will be out of school and able to hang out with friends and go to the pool or do whatever other fun activity they love to do in warm weather.

Channel that new found energy into some fun Spring crafts and activities. It is a great bonding experience between you and the kids.

Not only will you be putting their energy into something productive and fun. You will also be teaching them new skills and motivating them to be creative while using their imagination.

 

spring crafts and activities for kids

These are some really great and fun spring crafts to do with your little ones. I chose these because I think Allie would have a blast trying them. I’m sure your little ones will get a kick out of these as well.

This first one shows the kids “blowing paint”. It is a bit of an advanced technique but, I’m sure you, or your child, could just paint the tree normally and it will still look beautiful.

Spring Cherry Tree

This one requires baking some cupcakes but then your child can do the rest (after the cupcakes cool) with instruction from you.

Flower Pot Cupcakes

This one is an especially great one for us. We use a filter basket instead of actual filters. But, we still have a few packs of filter papers that are just sitting around.  Can’t wait to try this one.

Coffee Filter Flowers and Butterflies

I love any craft/activity that re-uses something we always have in the house. This is a great recycle and it comes out so cute!

Egg Carton Turtles

Also, another recycle craft for all those toilet paper rolls and also could use paper towel rolls cut in half.

Spring Butterfly

I really like this idea to use puzzle pieces that we would normally throw away because of missing or broken pieces.

Puzzle Piece Frame

This egg stacking activity is great for developing those motor skills. You could also incorporate some counting lessons and color play.

Egg Stacking

This is a great craft to teach your children about birds and nature. Also, another great recycle.

Milk Carton Bird Feeder

This is just a really cute craft for decorations. They come out so pretty.

Paper Flower Garland

This is a wonderful lesson on shapes and colors. Also a cute little caterpillar craft.

Shape & Color Sorting Caterpillar

A sensory activity for your little ones. Also, a great way to teach color coding and size differences.

Discovery Box: Plastic Eggs

 

I ordered this Easter craft set from Amazon. Should be a lot of fun to do with Allie. 🙂  If you would like to order this for your child just click the image. (affiliate link)

 

Our order of this little craft bundle arrived. I wanted to share with you, our mini spring crafts session.

First, we put together the Easter Bunny Egg wreath.

spring crafts to make with the kids

spring crafts to make with the kids

Then Allie wanted to make the hatching chick from the egg magnet.

The process to make these things is silly easy. Obviously, since they are for kids. But, it was a lot of fun for me to help Allie put them together.

She was so excited for the finished product 🙂

Next, we made the Picture frame bunny magnet.

This one was my favorite. Allie had a blast putting the nose, ears, bowtie, paws, feet, and dots on the bunny and the frame.

spring crafts bunny magnet picture frame

Last, and the one I did not like… the Easter egg “basket”.

While it is cute, there isn’t much to it. You just take the popsicle sticks and stick them to a piece of foam and add the egg sticker, the bow, and the pipe cleaner. Not really engaging.

This is a great resource for more fun Spring Crafts for kids. (affiliate link)

What is your favorite craft to do with your little ones? Let me know in the comments.

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Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

Popsicle’s….. Where did they come from?

Hello, everyone! How are you today?

Is it hot where you are? If so, and you like Popsicles then this is the post for you!!!

Considering this heat wave I decided that this week our “Where did it come from?” thing is “Popsicles”.

Who came up with the idea for Popsicles? In what country did they originate? What flavors did they start with?

“Originated as a happy accident.

The story goes that on a chilly San Francisco evening back in 1905, an 11-year-old boy named Frank Epperson was making himself a soft drink, using a cup and a stirring stick to blend a powdered mix with water. Somehow he got distracted and left the concoction on his front porch overnight. In the morning, he discovered the drink had frozen with the stick inside, making a handle of sorts.

He patented “frozen ice on a stick” in 1923 and started making what he called “Eppsicles” and his children soon termed “Pop” sicles. A year or two later, Epperson sold his patent to the Joe Lowe Co. The nickel-priced novelties soon took off like wildfire.”

More info at History

“Today, two billion Popsicles are sold every year.”

Now for some yummy Popsicle recipes:

Mint-Melon Pops

Raspberry Pops

Tart-Lime Pops

Lemon-Blueberry Twist Pops

Vanilla Chocolate Pudding Pops

Mandarin Orange Cream Pops

Other facts:

  • Cherry is the most popular flavor
  • During WWII the eighth air force unit chose popsicles as a symbol of American life.
  • The very first ice cream man sold popsicles from a horse-drawn cart to children in Nebraska
  • The “twin” pop was invented during the great depression so two children could share one popsicle for a nickel
  • August 14 is National Creamsicle day
  • Today there are more than 25 variations

Did you learn anything new?

If you enjoyed this post comment your all time favorite popsicle flavor.

Thank you for reading. I hope I didn’t bore you too much. Have a wonderful day!

 

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.