As you have probably guessed by now, I love to craft, but I also enjoy crafting with my kids. Maybe it’s because I normally gravitate towards uncomplicated crafts, so I usually find easy projects for the kids to work on. A few months ago, I shared some of my favorite kid-friendly projects for Valentine’s Day, and now, I’ve got some easy spring crafts for kids.
I love making salt dough ornaments, and the kids and I usually make some around Christmas and Valentine’s Day — primarily because it’s cool enough to use the oven then. Normally, we have warm weather before Easter, but this year it’s actually been cool! So, we made these bunnies out of salt dough, using a bunny-shaped cookie cutter. After they were cool, I let the kids paint them with watered-down acrylic paint. You can hang use them as part of a garland or as ornaments on a tree!
The kids also love those foam sets you can buy at any craft store. I bought some foam eggs and let the kids decorate them with foam stickers and markers. My daughter even drew a bunny face on hers.
I found some ornament hooks, stuck them into the foam and used them to decorate our silk ficus tree. I know this isn’t the most creative craft in the world, but I honestly love showing off whatever my kids make. Someday, I’ll get around to framing some of their drawings, but for now, my fridge is pretty well decorated!
My daughter made this pretty mason jar candle holder last year in class. If you look closely, you can see the tea light inside.
This year, I’m thinking of having the kids decorate some jars to use as gifts for their teachers and for Grandma on Mother’s Day. These can be used over and over again, and nearly everybody appreciates a hand-made gift from a child!
I hope you enjoyed today’s little roundup of spring kid crafts. If you have some other ideas, I would love to hear about them. Thanks for the visit, and have a beautiful day!