Winter is almost over! As much as I strive to enjoy each day and try to welcome the rhythm of the seasons – winter is a tough season for me … the grey, the wet, the cold, the cold …. the cold.
But Spring is practically here! We are beginning the time of year when it is possible to have mild days — it is even likely! Days where you know Spring is truly coming … you can feel it – and smell it! So I thought it was time to start some spring crafting.
This spring craft for kids is super simple, and looks beautiful! It is a wonderful extension to books about Spring and trees as well.
Just before we dive into this pretty spring craft, please help yourself to my Free Rainbow puzzle pack – it is another fabulous way to fill your home with the reminder that spring is on it’s way!
Here is how we made our Blossoming Spring Craft for Kids
We started our spring craft with a walk outside. We walked around and gathered some sticks. This takes quite awhile right now, you know, as these little ones love to discover treasures.
Luckily our dog loves sticks and gathers them from goodness knows where – so we always have a ready supply in the backyard. We chose some thin sticks with little branches coming off of them.
Then we came back in the house and turned those sticks into cherry blossom trees.
First, we gathered a few of the twigs to look like a tree. Then we wrapped some yarn around the sticks at the base to hold them together.
We used a brown yarn which actually made the bottom look like a tree trunk. We simply knotted the yarn around the sticks, wrapped it around and around, and knotted again at the bottom.
Next, we tore up little bits of tissue paper.
Sammy wanted to make them into tiny balls to look more like blossoms – so he did. We also left some just as little squares. Then we got a container, put some glue in, and dipped the tissue paper squares and balls into the glue.
After the tissue paper was dipped, Sam and Madeline put it on the tree. I was surprised by how well it stayed. stuck right on!
We then took some clay and stuck the tree into it so it would stand. We used some clay we had on hand, but you could easily use playdough.
I think it looks so pretty! This spring craft for kids has certainly brightened up our family room with those pretty pink blossoms. And serves as a reminder about what is right around the corner too.
This activity was a great sensory activity for my preschooler. He went through a phase where he was unsure of certain sensory activities, so I have been giving him different opportunities to play with different sensations. Glue and tissue paper is certainly quite the sensation!
Thank you for reading friends, I hope you are having a lovely week.
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JDaniel4's Mom says
I saw this wonderful craft on Facebook and had to stop by to pin it.
Thank you so much! So glad you stopped by – and thank you for pinning!
Mildred Noftle says
This has got me thinking I should get outside and find some twigs.. but not sure where right now since we still have so much snow..and today with the polar Vortex and the wind would seem impossible..
What a great craft for the wee ones… Sammy seems to show so much interest in everything he does.
This one shows so much promise of things to come. love the idea and the tissue paper and brown yarns to hold the twigs together , I find it so intersting even for me.. If living near you I would be in there too to learn so many intering crafts..
As my Mom use to say ..”You are never to0 old to learn something new” ha
Have a great day there everyone! and keep thinking… Spring… Spring…
So glad you enjoyed the post – and Sam in concentration mode 🙂 Thank you for commenting and reading along each day! We will bring some twigs with us when we come for our next visit!
Mary Catherine says
I love how you integrated natural elements into art! We’re going to have to do this at home and in my preschool classroom! Thanks for the inspiration!
So glad you liked the idea Mary Catherine! Thank you for taking the time to say so!
I collect my own twigs (I don’t have a dog) and I make pretty centerpiece and other ornaments. One of my hobbies is crafting. I also go out on nature walks with the children in my preschool program and we collect twigs, interesting looking rocks,etc. The children make beautiful projects,absolutely beautiful!
Sarah, have a wonderful rest of the week!?
Sound lovely! I would love to see some of your little ones projects, I am always looking for new ideas! Thanks for writing Raquel