Now that we’ve wrapped up St. Patrick’s Day, we’re starting to get really excited about SPRING! It’s finally warming up, and we are having a blast with some Spring crafts at home. As a bonus, they are great gifts for kids to give family and friends for Easter.
We love a good footprint craft, and these bunnies came out ADORABLE (even for someone who isn’t a great crafter!) Our kids had a great time painting their plates, and it’s a keepsake we’ll treasure looking back on as they get bigger.
Look out for our Youtube Tutorial on how to make them.
Coffee Filter Flowers:
This is great for toddlers- ours loved coloring the coffee filter with washable marker, but her favorite part was spraying it with water afterwards. She needed some help to fold it into a flower (check our Youtube channel for the tutorial) but they came out oh-so-cute!
Parents of older kids: I have also done this with middle schoolers before. They seemed to like it almost as much as my younger kids!
Fingerprint bunnies and chicks:
Our kids enjoyed making these bookmarks- and it’s such a fantastic gift for the grandparents. We made the background by bubble painting (in hindsight, I should have done this part outside). Then we made the chicks by painting our fingertips yellow and stamping them on cardstock. They came out cute and the grandparents will love them.
Arts and crafts activities for kids in Connecticut:
At home crafts not your thing? Many local libraries and art studios are also offering fun crafts for kids this Spring- many of which are FREE! Check our list below:
Romp N Roll: Sign up for an Art Craft for Kids to make a range of spring crafts. A new craft every week! Good for kids as young as 16 months old.
*Open Art Studio at the Avon Free Public Library: Wednesdays in April and May: Art experiences designed to encourage creativity-.for all ages with caregivers. Drop in between 11:00 and 11:45
*Afternoon Story and Craft at Cos Cob Library: Wednesdays in April/May- Come for a Story and a Craft at the Library
*Craft Labs at the Wallingford Public Library: Various sessions and Dates, see calendar for more information.
The Giggling Pig:A wide range of arts and crafts for kids- from slime to painting, there’s something for everyone!
Glazed Pottery’s Totally Toddler Hour: This class is great for kids ages 1-5. Our staff will lead the kids in a fun matching game when they arrive. After the game, they will get to explore a bug catching sensory bin where they will search to find the bugs hiding in the tall grass. After the bugs have been found we will move on to a painting activity. Kids will get to paint their very own Bug jar on a 12″ wood cut out.
Classes at the Catalyst Art Studio: Check calendar for a wide range of activities.
*Wednesday Afternoon Arts and Crafts at the Simsbury Library: Visit their Calendar to see a wide range of arts and craft activities
Do you have a cool spring art activity? We want to hear about it! Email Kate@kidtivity.com or leave us a comment below.