10 bloomin' cute craft ideas to jump into this spring | Careforkids.com.au

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There's nothing like a bit of art and craft to shake off the winter blues. Great to do at home, these fun activities and craft projects will work those fine motor skills and result in some great creations the children will be proud of showing off.

Here are ten spring-themed easy craft ideas to get you inspired:

1.Flowerpot painting

It's great for children to paint and draw on a variety of different surfaces. This DIY project is so easy and needs only two things - a canvas and paint! You can use acrylic paint or mod podge and paint a bright, lively colour. A terracotta flowerpot makes a great canvas and then afterwards the children can fill the pot with dirt and plant a flower with its stem wrapped in floral tape – it's the gift that keeps on giving!

2.Grow watercress letters

Kids love watching things grow and watercress is a good one for this as it's quick and looks great. Simply place the seeds in a letter formation on a bed of cotton balls, keep them watered and voila!

3.Natural herb playdough

Add some fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme and mint to your homemade playdough for some fresh sensory experiences to awaken the spring vibe.

4. Broccoli print blossom tree art

When dipped in paint, broccoli makes a great tree base for artwork. Use brown paint to help replicate a trunk and branches, and then get children to use their fingers to dot colourful flower blossoms to complete their pictures.

5.Woodland fairy crowns

It's time to take out your craft supplies and get creative. Thick brown paper lunch bags or butcher's paper makes a gorgeous tiara or crown when rolled up. Once the ring is made, use hot glue or staple fake flowers, grass and other decorations to it to create a cute head wreath.

6. Tissue paper rainbows

Draw different coloured circles onto paper plates and then cut them in half. Kids can then use a hot glue gun to stick on cut up squares of coloured tissue paper for a beautiful rainbow. This fun project makes for great wall art and fun fact, it's one of those easy and creative crafts for adults too!

7.Paper plate birds

You can use paper plates or cardboard circles for this art project, but simply decorate with paint or drawings, add googly eyes, beak and feathers, and then fold in half for a fun stand-up bird creation.

8.Paper towel butterflies

Pop water paints into ice cube trays and then let the children dip paper towels into each one to soak up the colours and create a great pattern effect. Once done, scrunch and attach in the middle with pipe cleaners, and stick on googly eyes for a cute butterfly.

9.Bee paper roll

The good old paper roll or tube never fails to create a good piece of art! Using cardboard, pens and paddlepop sticks, create some wings and antennae - and don't forget to create some stripes and eyes.

10.Button flower art

Encourage families to bring in old buttons and encourage the children to use them to create gorgeous flower shape and artworks with paint filling in the gaps. Just be sure to keep a close eye on younger children handling the buttons.

Thanks to The Imagination Tree, Happy Hooligans and Easy Peasy and Fun for their wonderful early education craft activity ideas. These creative projects are not just fun for kids, they're great adult craft ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

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