With all of the great activities there are to do on Long Island, you may feel like you don’t have enough time to create great craft projects. Crafting is a fun way to encourage kids to be creative while practicing fine motor skills and problem solving. With all of these great benefits, why not put aside some time to make some unique projects with your children? Your Local Kids has three easy Spring Craft projects below that your kids are bound to enjoy.
- Make a Fresh Flower Frame
A fun twist on pressing flowers, your kids will have a blast selecting flowers for this project. Assist them in creating a frame out of cardboard, and have them paint or decorate it. While the paint is drying, have your child go outside and collect a couple of his or her favorite flowers. Afterwards, carefully place a sheet of plastic wrap over the back of your frame. Place the flowers on top of the plastic, and put another layer right on top. When your fresh flower frame is complete, hang it up for everyone to admire!
- Design a Watercolor Bouquet
Using white round coffee filters, have your kids cut them into the shape of a flower using safety scissors. If you want to make the petals even, you can fold the filter into even fifths, and cut an arc design on the fold. Afterwards, unfold the coffee filter and have your children color on designs using washable markers. Once they’re done, place the finished designs on wax or parchment paper. Fill a small spray bottle with water, and have your kids spray their flowers until the colors run. Allow the flowers to dry. Together, you can create a stem and leaves using green and brown construction paper; or use your flowers to create a headband or other craft projects. Try displaying your finished flowers in a sunny window as a beautiful suncatcher!
- Get Silly with Some Eggheads
When making breakfast in the morning, be careful to break only the very tops off of your eggs, and save the bottom shells. Afterwards, rinse the shells out and use the carton to hold them. When you’re ready to start crafting, have your children carefully draw faces on the outsides of the shells, being as silly as they choose to be. If you have googly eyes, this is an excellent project to use them for. After their design is done, fill the inside of the egg with cotton balls. Dampen the cotton with a couple of drops of water, and have your child sprinkle in some watercress or grass seeds. Place your eggheads near a sunny window, and they should grow in a couple of days. Once they do, let your kids cut or style their “hair”.
For more easy crafts and fun ideas to share with your family this spring, stay up to date with the Your Local Kids blog. Happy crafting!