7 Spring Crafts for the Classroom

With spring in full bloom, it’s time to start planning some spring-themed crafts for the classroom or daycare to encourage creativity, keep the mind active, and improve fine motor skills!

Here are 7 of our favorite spring crafts that are perfect for children ages 4-10. Of course, the young ones will need an adult to do the cutting!

Rain Cloud Craft

Here’s what you need:

  • Blue paper
  • Cotton balls
  • Streamers (assorted colors)
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Instructions:

  1. Draw a cloud on the colored paper.
  2. Stick cotton balls all over the cloud.
  3. Cut out the cloud.
  4. Cut the streamers into strips.
  5. Glue the streamers onto the back of the cloud.

Bunny Hats

Here’s what you need:

  • Cardstock paper in various pastel shades
  • Scissors
  • Permanent marker
  • Glue dots
  • Craft knife
  • Twine

Instructions:

  1. Make the party hats with this template.
  2. Cut out eyes and noses for the bunny with simple circles and triangles and long thin pieces for the whiskers.
  3. Attach the eyes and nose with glue dots.
  4. Draw in a simple mouth with your permanent marker.
  5. Cut slits in the side of the hat with your craft knife.
  6. Cut out ears and fold at the bottom about ¼” up.
  7. Insert the ears and secure them with tape inside.
  8. Attach twine to the sides of the inside of the hat to tie around the head. Secure with tape.

Silly Rock Painting

Here’s what you need:

  • Paint and paintbrushes
  • Clean rocks
  • Googly eyes and/or stickers

Instructions:

  1. Have the children paint and decorate the rocks!
  2. Leave to dry for about an hour, depending on how thick the paint is and then they can take them home!

Coffee Filter Monsters

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 Regular sized coffee filters
  • Washable markers (we used Crayola)
  • Scissors
  • An eye dropper or spray bottle filled with water
  • Googly eyes (in various sizes)
  • Crafter’s tape and regular tape
  • Colored construction paper

Instructions:

  1. Layer two filters together, one on top of the other and flatten them.
  2. Color the filters as desired.
  3. Use an eyedropper or spray bottle to drop/spray water onto the filters to make the colors bleed together in almost a tie-dye fashion.
  4. Let the filters dry naturally, or dry them in the oven at 115F for 30-40mins.
  5. Once they are completely dry, use scissors to cut thin strips, creating a fringe around the filters (make sure the two filters are still stuck together.
  6. Now decorate your monster! To create the legs, fold paper strips like an accordion and make sure to fluff the fringe!

Bubble Wrap Flowers

Here’s what you need:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Paint
  • Cardboard
  • Bottle caps (optional)
  • Stickers
  • Paper

Instructions:

  1. Create stamps by gluing bubble wrap to cardboard and cutting them out into flower petal shapes. You can even glue a bottle cap to the back as a handle for the stamp.
  2. Dip the stamps into the paint and begin making your flowers.
  3. Add a stem, leaves, stickers, and as many colors as you’d like!

Paper Plate Bees

Here’s what you need:

  • Black and yellow paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Cotton balls
  • Clothespins
  • Dot paint or any round object such as bottle caps for the stamp

Instructions:

  1. Paint the paper plates yellow (or if you can find yellow paper plates, great!)
  2. Paint 2 clothespins black. After they dry, glue cotton balls to the very top of the clothespins.
  3. After the yellow paint dries, use dot paint or a round object (such as cotton balls or bottle caps) and dip it in black paint to stamp the dots onto the plate to create the lines on the bumblebee.
  4. Glue googly eyes onto the plate.
  5. Fasten the clothespins to the paper plate.

Paper Plate Umbrellas

Here’s what you need:

  • Paper plates
  • Pipe cleaners (assorted colors)
  • Dot paints or markers
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Cut the paper plates in half.
  2. Decorate your half of the plate with dot paints or markers.
  3. Take 2 pipe cleaners & twist them together.
  4. Curve the one end to look like an umbrella handle and tape it to the paper plate.

To find more spring-themed crafts and activities that children are sure to love, check out our blog post from last spring!