Preschool Spring Crafts -- Watch Your Preschoolers Creativity Bloom

Preschool spring crafts can help many of us celebrate what is (hopefully) the end of a VERY long winter. Butterflies, flowers, and rainbows will brighten up your home when spring seems to be taking its good old time.



Spring is the perfect season to talk about science with your preschooler. He'll love to watch as plants grow, birds return, and the weather changes. Preschool crafts with a spring theme are a great way to introduce and talk about these concepts.

Other preschool spring crafts to enjoy:

St. Patricks Day Crafts
Easter Crafts
Gifts for Kids to Make for Mothers Day and Fathers Day



Coffee Filter Butterfly
Supplies

  • Coffee filter
  • Washable markers
  • Small cup of water
  • Paint brush
  • Clothes pin
Directions
  1. Flatten the coffee filter (I also used small pieces of tape to secure it to the table so it wouldn’t slip while my kids were coloring)
  2. Have your preschooler or toddler color the coffee filter with markers (allow her to be creative…. lines, dots, scribbles will all look great!)
  3. Provide your child with a cup of water and paint brush
  4. Paint water over the entire coffee filter (the marker colors will bleed into each other for a very cool effect)
  5. Allow coffee filter to dry (I had my daughter place it on a paper towel)
  6. Once the filter is dry, scrunch the middle of it and clip it with the clothes pin. Spread out the “wings”
  7. Feel free to color the clothes pin and/or add eyes, mouth, and antennae



Flowering Tree

Supplies

  • Tissue paper (green and pink)
  • White paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Brown marker
Directions
  1. Cut out small squares of tissue paper (or let your child tear it into pieces)
  2. Glue pieces onto white paper
    • Tell your preschooler that it is easier to glue the paper than the tissue (she’ll figure it out if she tries it the other way!)
    • Your toddler can do this with a little help with the glue
    • Older preschoolers can try to wrap the tissue squares around the end of a pencil and glue onto the paper for a more 3-D tree
  3. Cut the paper into a tree shape
  4. Glue the tree top onto the paper and draw a tree trunk
Notes and Ideas
  • Take a walk around the neighborhood and look at the trees... try to find buds, flowers, and new leaves
  • Another variation of this preschool spring craft... use pink and green tissue paper inside clear contact paper (find that craft under toddler crafts) and forget about the glue!


My 21 month old did this.... and I turned it into this....



Kite Color Matching
Supplies

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers (red, yellow, blue, green)
  • String
  • Hole punch
Directions
  1. Print out the kite template
  2. Tell your preschooler to match the colors and letters to color in the kite
  3. Cut out the kite (3+ can cut the straight lines themselves- a great way to practice cutting!)
  4. Punch a hole in the bottom of the kite and string a ribbon through for the tail
Notes and Ideas

Paper Plate Lion
Remember "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb" (or vice versa?)
Supplies

  • Paper plates
  • Lion template
  • Paper (orange, yellow, white)
  • Markers
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
Directions
  1. Print out the lion template
  2. Let your preschooler color the eyes & ears and paper plate
  3. Cut out (or have your preschooler cut out) the face and ears and glue to the paper plate
  4. Cut strips of orange and yellow paper and glue around the outside of the plate (my 6 year old bent the strips back and forth… the glue stick didn’t work super well so he used Elmer’s glue for the mane)
Notes and Ideas
  • Use this fun craft to talk about the weather in March... each day ask your preschooler if the weather is "lion" or "lamb", mark it one the calendar or hang the appropriate paper plate craft


Paper Plate Lamb
Supplies

  • Paper plates
  • Lamb template
  • White paper
  • Markers
  • Glue stick / Elmers Glue
  • Scissors
  • Cotton balls
Directions
  1. Print out the lamb template
  2. Let your preschooler color the eyes & nose
  3. ”Paint” Elmers glue onto the plate and stick on cotton balls
  4. Cut out (or have your preschooler cut out) the face and ears and glue to the paper plate (or on top of the cotton balls)


Coming soon... more spring activities and preschool crafts:

lamb handprint craft... handprint flowers... kite craft... flower crafts... spring songs... Easter crafts... printables



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