Eeeep! Spring is almost springing, and I just can’t wait a minute longer for it! It might still be in the ’40s here (with occasional snow) but I’ve already packed up my winter frocks and swapped glittery white flakes for bright yellow feathers. Until the real blooms arrive, I’ve covered my tabletops with colorful sprays of twig & tissue flowers, pulled out our Peter Rabbit crafts and combined the two to make these bunny and chick trees!

Enjoy an afternoon of fresh air, open-ended art, bright colors, and bunnies and chicks, with this fun kids spring DIY! A great nature-inspired Easter craft for kids. | via barley & birch

If you’re looking for a simple activity that incorporates a little bit of nature, a little bit of art. and a whole lot of cuteness, look no further than our bunny and chick spring twig trees! In addition to looking oh so adorable, this hits all the sweet spots of spring crafting with kids.

Enjoy an afternoon of fresh air, open-ended art, bright colors and bunnies and chicks, with this fun kids spring DIY!

For a variety of bunny-themed spring fun of all kinds for kids, visit our collection of 16 creative bunny crafts and activities!

To make your own bunny and chick spring twig trees you’ll need:

BASIC SUPPLIES:

OPTIONAL SUPPLIES:

  • Acrylic paint and a foam brush for painted twigs
  • Feathers and pom poms
  • Art and craft supplies for coloring, painting, or decorating your bunny and chick ornaments

You can create a full afternoon of it by going on a twig retrieval mission, doing some spring watercolor painting, working on scissor skill work, finishing up with some creative decoration time, and don’t forget the final unveiling!

Enjoy an afternoon of fresh air, open-ended art, bright colors, and bunnies and chicks, with this fun kids spring DIY! A great nature-inspired Easter craft for kids. | via barley & birch

OR print out and prep these little “ornaments,” then just add crayons. Short on time and help from little hands, but want to create something similar for a spring shower or your own decor? I’ve been there, so I scanned in our painted watercolor versions and added a PDF page for that.

Enjoy an afternoon of fresh air, open-ended art, bright colors and bunnies and chicks, with this fun kids spring DIY!

For more spring arts and crafts with your kiddos, try making DIY Folk art bunnies – a bunny-tail-inspired process painting activity. For older kids, this Alexander Calder cardboard spring sculpture project is an adventure in building bunnies and chicks in 3D!

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Amanda E.
With a passion for cultivating imagination, Amanda aims to help kids and families discover their creative potential through art, play, adventure, activism, conservancy, and community. Amanda has a background in graphic design, environmental design, and art curation. When not playing with ideas and designs for barley & birch, she enjoys working in freelance design, art, and illustration.

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