Spring

Spring-themed kids projects and activities

This process art spring craft for kids combines fabulous folk art style with fun, experimental painting techniques for a bloomin' lovely spring art project!

Make: DIY Folk Art Bunnies

Oh process art fans, do I have a fab spring surprise for you…! The floral detail on these comes courtesy of one of my favorite art friends, and if you’re not already following Julie Curtin on Instagram, you’re missing some…

A beautiful and easy mini rainbow pillow kids can make on their own using chalk pastels.

Make: DIY No-Smudge Chalk Pastel Rainbow Softies

Our spring season is filled with days to celebrate and occasions for gift-giving. From St. Patrick’s Day to birthdays to Mother’s Day, I’m always trying to think up ideas for small but special handmade gifts the kids I work with…

Make a beautiful set of melted crayon butterflies inspired by our friend Shannon at Oh Creative Day!

Make: Melted Crayon Butterflies with Kids

Is there anything so glorious as seeing the first butterfly of the season flutter by? We’ve been keeping our eyes peeled as the weather warms, but haven’t spotted our first, so we made our own colorful kaleidoscope (the actual name…

Easy DIY unicorn scratch - a super fun kids craft and simple art project (free template included)!

Make: Easy DIY Rainbow Unicorn Scratch Art

Everything’s coming up unicorns and rainbows! Have you ever tried scratch art? It’s SO colorful and one of my favorite projects to do with kids, who always seem to love scratch-off anything. I was able to repurpose an existing printable…

Inspired by patterns found in nature, kids can make lovely mixed media flower collages. This beauty of a project combines art theory and science with stunning results!

Make: Modern Mini Flower Collages

It has been absolutely beautiful outside lately, so we took a little nature walk yesterday to pick out some favorite blooms, do some serious observing and gather inspiration for some nature art. When checking out one of MY personal faves…

This fun and easy printmaking project for kids uses hammered flowers and leaves to create naturally colorful process art!

Make: Hammered Nature Process Art

I’m currently slightly obsessed with finding interesting ways to experiment with natural pigments and the creation of art from nature.  Today was a picture-perfect spring day, so I wandered around the yard gathering colorful leaves, flower stems, and loose petals (the…

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

Freebie: Bunny & Chick Spring Twig Trees

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…

These DIY tissue paper and twig flowers are a beautiful way to brighten up a room, and a fun nature-inspired craft to celebrate an early spring! | via barley & birch

Make: Tissue Paper & Twig Spring Flowers

Can I interest anyone in an early spring…? When the cold has worn out it’s welcome, but flowers are still seeds sleeping deep down underground, grab a stick and some tissue paper and make it work!  Just a few long messy…