Spring Crafts to Brighten Up Your Kid’s Day

Ready to shrug off the winter blahs? So are we! Put some spring in your step with these DIY projects that celebrate the season. If you try out any of these crafts below, be sure to tag us on social @ChicagoParent and use our community hashtag #ShareChicagoParent!

Flower Ornament 

Here’s an easy craft to try together. While you’re out, encourage the kids to pick some early spring flowers that appeal to them (yes, even the prettier weeds count!) Let their collection dry between books for about two weeks.

Then on a rainy spring day or one of those days you just need to keep everyone busy, cut out two circles of clear contact paper, put the flowers or greenery between the sheets, then glue the circle between a couple of simple (& cheap) craft store rings. Voila, a pretty spring keepsake!

Egg Carton Chicks

With materials you likely have sitting around the house, bring these spring chicks to life while reusing something old to make something new.

Get the tutorial at Chicago Parent.

Cute Garden Ladybugs

Spice up your backyard garden or planters with some bright, painted ladybug rocks. Make an entire family of ladybugs to help explore your garden and watch it grow!

Get the tutorial at Chicago Parent.

Handmade Floral Jars

These hand-stamped vases will be something mom or other relatives will cherish for years to come as those small hands get bigger and bigger.

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Clothespins Birds

Bring on spring. Until the migrating birds arrive back in Chicago, there’s still time to create your own.

Get the tutorial at Chicago Parent.

DIY Bags

The homemade, one-of-a-kind gifts made with love by your little ones are the things grandparents will adore for years to come.

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Stained Glass Art

While we anxiously wait for the warmer spring temps to stay around, spend an afternoon with the kids making these stained glass art frames to let the bright sun shine through.

Get the tutorial at Chicago Parent.

Rain Cloud Craft

It’s raining, it’s pouring, it’s another day at home and it’s so boring! Recreate this rain cloud craft that pairs as fun DIY decor.

Get the tutorial at Chicago Parent.


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