Jump right in and get some inspiration for your spring crafts! Kids will love the engaging colors and ideas below.
Are you ready for the warmer weather and brighter colors that spring brings? These craft ideas are sure to help you get in the spirit of a new season.
You can adapt these spring crafts to the needs of your students or based on what you have on-hand in the classroom. This might mean switching up some of the colors, changing out a few materials, or assisting with the crafting process.
Don’t be afraid to set up an invitation for your students! Place the materials out and let the children create as they see fit. Remember, kids’ crafts aren’t meant to be perfect. They’re meant to encourage creativity and early learning skills.
I’ve broken the craft ideas down into a few categories – flowers, rainbows, Easter, and Mother’s Day. This way, you can find what you’re looking for a little easier.
If you have another category you’d like to see included in this list, feel free to leave me a comment at the end of this post!
Flower Crafts for Preschoolers
Yes, I know it’s a bit cliché to start things off with flowers. But they’re the first thing that popped into my mind when putting this collection of spring crafts together. And Spring hasn’t sprung until the flowers have bloomed!
You can guide students in one of two ways to make our tissue paper stained glass art. It’s such a fun way to let students get involved in sprucing up the classroom windows!
The paper plate growing flower craft from I Heart Crafty Things is a great craft that covers a multitude of early learning tasks. For example, kids get to practice their scissor and glue skills, identify colors and shapes of common objects, and explore the science behind growing plants.
Let the kids create a spin art rainbow flower craft from Messy Little Monster. They will absolutely adore getting the chance to try this new art technique!
Try the simple cardboard tube flower craft from My Joy-Filled Life with your class this spring. A collection of these flowers, made by students, would make for the cutest indoor garden!
Children will get to practice some preschool skills while creating the recycled soda bottle flower craft for kids from A Little Pinch of Perfect. You can also take this opportunity to give students a great lesson on recycling!
Preschool Rainbow Crafts
I can’t leave out the rainbows, now can I?! They are a must when we’re talking about spring crafts for kids. All those colors bring a smile to my face. Plus, the preschoolers love all things rainbows.
Make sure you save all those extra pieces of paper from your preschool activities. Left-over supplies and scraps from other activities are perfect for the simple trash rainbow craft from No Time for Flashcards.
Fantastic Fun and Learning has done it again with a pom pom painted rainbow craft for kids! This is perfect for practicing those ever-important fine-motor skills.
The rainbow craft for toddlers from Teaching Mama is such a sweet and simple craft for the kiddos. The kids will love to see their work of art displayed in their homes or around the classroom.
Teach your students how to make a cereal rainbow craft from Mess for Less. Make sure you set some cereal (and marshmallows!) aside as a tasty treat for the kiddos!
In a world where kids seem to learn about emojis right alongside their sight words, this cute paper rainbow kid craft from Easy Peasy and Fun is sure to be a hit. Maybe it’s just me, but I think this craft just screams emoji!
Easter-Themed Spring Crafts
And of course we have to touch on Easter since it always takes place in the spring. So our spring crafts collection wouldn’t be complete without a few Easter ideas.
Here at Fun-A-Day, we love using all the recycled materials we can get our hands on! And our homemade Easter baskets is the perfect Easter craft. Not to mention, the designated spaces in the egg carton ensure that all the kids will get an equal amount of eggs for your school Easter egg hunt!
Buggy and Buddy has the cutest sponge painted Easter egg basket idea. And I think the kids will really enjoy getting to stamp the eggs in their baskets!
The DIY washi tape thread spool carrots from Crafts by Courtney are small, but they pack a big punch! The kids can practice some important math skills as they measure how many rows of tape they’ll need for their carrot.
Guide the kids in creating the easy Easter finger puppets from Happy Hooligans. When they finish the craft, they’ll love getting to have a puppet show where they can work on their dramatic play skills!
Let the kids make their very own DIY Easter Bunny ears from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots. The kids will love getting to play Easter Bunny with these whimsical ears!
Mother’s Day Crafts Made by Preschoolers
I couldn’t leave out one of my very favorite days of the year, the day that I get to celebrate having my very favorite title – Mom! Since Mother’s Day closes out the spring season, I saved them for last.
Of course, all of these crafts can be made for any special person in a child’s life – not just those with the title of Mom!
Our mixed-media Mother’s Day handprint art will surely make anyone in a child’s life feel special. And, not to mention, the kids will really get a kick out of combining their hand prints with coffee filter flowers to make this beautiful canvas piece.
Keeping to the spirit of sentimentality, our fingerprint flowerpot for Mother’s Day a classic craft and a perfect keepsake! The kids will really enjoy getting their hands dirty with this flowerpot.
Teach your students about symmetry this spring with the butterfly handprint card from The Best Ideas for Kids. And the children get to practice their fine motor skills by using scissors and gluing on pompoms and googly eyes!
The Mother’s Day tape resist activity from Active Littles combines a variety of materials, making a very cool effect!
Help your students make the decorative handprint plate keepsake from Glued to My Crafts for the special person in their lives. They will be so proud of their special gift.
Spring Lesson Plans
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Materials for Your Spring Crafts
I’m a big proponent of using what you already have first. That’s why I love the many crafts with recycled materials in this list! So, take a peek inside your art and craft cabinet and take stock of what you have on-hand.
Once you know what you’re starting with, peruse the spring craft ideas and see how well your materials match up with your favorite products. You might already have everything you need!
If you’re on the lookout for a few more craft supplies, here are some suggestions to get you started (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):