Here’s an awesome collection of spring art projects you need to include in your collection of spring activities for preschoolers!
Related: Spring Activities for Preschoolers
I love creating art with kids throughout every season of the year. It’s fun to watch their love of color and their enthusiasm when it comes to experimenting with new art techniques. Children are often so wide-open with their imaginations and ideas that the sky’s the limit when it comes to art.
For some reason, spring just amps up how much fun the kids and I have with art. Maybe it’s the warmer weather and the chance to take the art outside. Maybe it’s all of nature’s blooming inspiration. I’m not really sure.
Spring Art Projects
Are you and the kiddos looking forward to spring like we are? To get into gear for the change in season, I’ve gathered a collection of gorgeous spring art ideas. I’ve divided the art and crafts into categories that make me think of spring – rainbows, flowers, insects and birds, Easter, and just-plain-colorful.
Click on the highlighted text to be taken to full descriptions for each spring art project. There are a ton to choose from, so I’m sure you’ll find a variety to try!
Related: Easy Art for Kids with Dot Art
Rainbow-Themed Spring Art
I love rainbows any time of the year, but they always make me think of spring. It’s probably because the bursts of colors are perfect as we’re segueing away from the drearier days of winter.
Bleeding Tissue Paper Rainbow from Fun-A-Day
Rainbow Spin Mixing from Babble Dabble Do
Black Glue and Salt Painting Rainbow from Mess for Less
Rainbow Painting with Cars from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Bubble Wrap Rainbows from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Recycled Hanging Rainbows from Meri Cherry for Hello Wonderful
Handprint Rainbow Painting from Kids Craft Room
Giant Rainbow Collage from The Imagination Tree
Unique Rainbow Art with Watercolors from Buggy and Buddy
Rainbow Art with Cotton Balls from Simple Fun for Kids
Flowery Spring Art Ideas
Flowers, flowers, everywhere! With spring comes so many beautiful blossoms around our town. Why not bring them inside with these ten spring art projects?
Related: Spring Tree Crafts
Tissue Paper Stained Glass for Spring from Fun-A-Day
Coffee Filter Flowers from Fun-A-Day
Cupcake Liner Flowers from Fun-A-Day
Cupcake Carton Spring Flower from Wildflower Ramblings
Giant Spring Flowers from Buggy and Buddy
Spring Watercolor Flowers from NurtureStore
Collaborative Spring Flower Mural from No Time for Flash Cards
Spring Tree Four Seasons Art from Red Ted Art
Tulip Painting from Fun Littles
Spring Flowers from Egg Cartons from Toddler Approved
Insect- and Bird-Inspired Spring Art for Preschoolers
Birds and insects are raring to go as we head into spring. And kids, being the natural scientists they are, are often fascinated by all of these creatures. So why not explore them through art?
Quick as a Cricket Art from Fun-A-Day
Spring Flower Butterfly from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Paper Plate Birds from Happy Hooligans
Fluttering Butterflies from Pink Stripey Socks
Melting Insect Sensory Painting from Crayon Box Chronicles
Nest and Bird Craft from Buggy and Buddy
Easy Aluminum Foil Butterflies from I Heart Arts ‘n Crafts
Balloon Print Bees from I Heart Crafty Things
Nature Art Bugs from The Craft Train
Bird Nest STEAM Activity from The Preschool Toolbox
More Colorful Spring Art Projects for Kids
Bring on all the colors to brighten up the home or classroom!
Scented Shaving Cream Art from Fun-A-Day
Splat Art from Fun-A-Day
Tape and Watercolor Canvas Art from Fun-A-Day
Sidewalk Chalk Paint from Fun-A-Day
Washer Wind Chimes from One Time Through
Colorful Salt Painting Collage from Meri Cherry
Stained Glass Spring Art from The Artful Parent
Spring Sand Art from Buggy and Buddy
Spin Art Rocks from Meri Cherry
Melted Bead Suncatcher Mobile from Where Imagination Grows
Spring Art Projects to Make for Easter
Don’t forget the Easter-themed art projects when making plans for spring.
Egg Sculpture from Fun-A-Day
Easter Egg Handprints from Fun-A-Day
Colorful Easter Egg Art from Fun-A-Day
Watercolor Resist Egg Garland from Fun At Home with Kids
Painting with Eggs from Hands On As We Grow
Easy Easter Bunny Painting from Bored Toddler
Easter Egg Suncatcher from Laughing Kids Learn
Bunny Garland from TinkerLab
Easter Egg Scratch Art from The Craft Train
String Easter Eggs from CraftWhack
Easy Easter Art with Cookie Cutters from Fun-A-Day
Which of these spring art projects would your kids be most interested in?! If you’ve tried any, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
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Materials for Spring Themed Art Projects
Now that you’ve got a ton of spring art project ideas in your back pocket, all you have to do is decide on which projects will work best for your students and gather the materials. You’ll need different materials for each project. But here is a list of some items that will come in handy for all of your spring related art projects (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
- Coffee filters
- Liquid watercolors
- Pastel paints
- Watercolor paints
- Construction paper
- Cotton balls
- Assorted tissue paper
- Pipe cleaners
- Paint brushes
- Glue sticks
These are just some of the many things that can be used for all of your spring art projects. In fact, most of these materials are staples in the preschool classroom that can be used year-round! Here are some of my absolute favorite brands and products:
Spring Preschool Lesson Plans
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, book suggestions, done-for-you printable lesson plans, whole group activities, small group activities, center time ideas, and related printables.
If your students loved the spring art projects, they’ll definitely enjoy the lessons and activities within these packs. Click on the images below for more information about each lesson plan pack (and get your own!):
Materials For Your Art
Here are some suggestions for items you might want to have on-hand when creating spring art projects with your students. While I’m a big fan of using what I already have on-hand, it’s also fun to find new materials sometimes, too!
Originally published March 2015.
Sue Lively says
What a colourful list! Has got me dreaming of Spring! We’ve still got a foot and a half of snow here in Ontario! Thanks for including our Washer Windchimes! Best, Sue
Mary Catherine says
Yes, all of the colors of spring make me happy! We are big fans of your windchimes over here! 🙂
Lee Stew says
Thanks for sharing your creativeness. I enjoyed viewing and trying some of your hands on art activities. It adds fun an enrichment to the learning space.
Mary Catherine says
Thank you so much for the kind words, Lee! I love hearing that you’ve gotten the chance to try some of these spring art ideas. Let me know which ones your kids enjoy the most.