We asked some of our friends for fun spring craft recommendations and they did not disappoint! Check out the hand-picked crafts and activities below to try with your littles this spring season. Bookmark this post for a rainy (or sunny) day. We are ready for all things spring and summer!
Michelle’s Picks – @wu.nder_days
Painting pots with your little one is such a fun way to spend some time with each other. Best part is that you can paint or even use paint markers.
I’m a huge fan of easy and affordable crafting. All of these are found at the Dollar tree. I love the aspect of using plastic utensils to spark your little ones creativity.
I love this Spring themed sensory play activity. Not only would this activity keep your child busy for hours but also a great way to introduce them to gardening.
My boys are huge fans of bubbles. This would be a fun activity to teach colors to your toddler.
Meggan’s Picks – @wheresrubytoday
Meggan & Ruby love to adventure around Chicago but also love at-home crafts abs activities. Here’s some of our favorite food inspired spring activities:
Coffee Filter Love Bugs
Caterpillar Potato Painting
Sydney’s Picks – @that.nanny
DIY “Mud” Sensory Bin
Uppercase/Lowercase Matching Activity
This one was recommended by both @that.nanny and @wheresrubytoday!
Lanée’s Picks – @mama.and.og
Sensory Bin + Flower Fine Motor Activity
Daniella’s Picks – @levillagecowork
Earth Dot-a-Dot Page
We’ve included these easy Earth Dot-a-Dot pages that will be appearing on our Free template Friday coming up! Follow us @levillagecowork to get free templates every week! Use stickers or daubers. You can trace the outside with a color to make them better for older kids by adding a color matching element.
Paper Maché Animals from Handmade Charlotte
These animals from Handmade Charlotte are super cute and a great sensory activity!
Rock Painting from Messy Little Monster
We are excited to paint garden stones to match all of the things we are planting this year like these ones at Messy Little Monster.
DIY Seed Bombs from Little Bins for Little Hands
Seed-Bombs inspired by Little Bins for Little Hands are sure to be awesome Spring gifts this year!
Karimah’s Picks – @craftingafunlife
Colorful Butterfly Symmetry Art from Crafting A Fun Life
Pop-Up Bird Craft from I Heart Crafty Things
Earth Day Paper Plate Globe from Simply Blessy
Brenna’s Picks – @raisingminimoss
Rainbow Matching Activity
Fine Motor Play
@busyascanbri has tons of simple activities using everyday items around the home! This craft involves pom poms and cardboard, with a focus on fine motor skills. I love that this activity is recyclable, portable, and can involve various learning focuses.
Velcro Scavenger Hunt
@missjaneofalltrades is the QUEEN on simple set up play! She uses lots of recyclables in her play set ups – and because she is a teacher, her play always has a learning benefit.This cardboard and velcro activity is a great way to engage the littles on any neighborhood walk or nature hike. I especially like that it can be adapted in so many ways for your own environment.
Cut the Grass
@oliviasplayfuldays is as kind as she is creative! Using items from around the house, your child will have the chance to “cut the grass”. I love the simple set up, and clear cause and effect of the cutting. I know my little one will absolutely love this one!
Rock painting is our favorite! We have an entire group in my community that paints positive sayings on rocks and leaves them on local hiking trails for people to fine.