Spring crafts for toddlers and preschoolers

The flowers are starting to appear in our garden and our crafts lately have been all about spring flowers too – creating a flower crown, making flowery pictures and creating our own mini garden as part of our spring crafts sessions.  Here’s our latest mini creations:

Spring crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - Little Hearts, Big Love

Paper plate spring flower crown

This pretty spring flower crown is easy to make – although little ones may need an adult to do the first part for them.

Paper plate spring flower crown - Spring crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - Little Hearts, Big Love

You will need:

A green paper plate
A pencil
A ruler
Coloured card
Scissors or a craft knife
PVA glue or double-sided tape

 

On the back of a paper plate, draw four lines to create eight segments (like dividing a cake).  Cut out the segments from the centre, stopping at the rim of the paper plate.  It’s easier to use a craft knife for this rather than scissors.  Fold up each triangular segment to make a crown.  Cut out flower shapes from coloured card and glue these on to the top of each segment.  We used PVA glue at first but found that the plate surface was a little too slippery – double-sided sticky tape was more effective at sticking the flower shapes to the points of the crown.

 

Egg box spring garden

Egg box spring garden - Spring crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - Little Hearts, Big Love

You will need:

An empty egg box
Shredded green tissue paper
Coloured/patterned paper
Coloured pom poms
Googly eyes
A small piece of orange or yellow card
PVA glue

This was a lovely simple craft and kept my four-year old occupied for some time.  We filled an egg box with shredded green tissue paper to make grass and then stuck flowers cut from coloured paper around the middle and sides of the egg box.  The birds are made from two pom-poms stuck together with small triangles cut out of orange card glued on to make their beaks, and googly eyes.

 

Cupcake case flower

Cupcake case flower - Spring crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - Little Hearts, Big Love

You will need:

Two or three cupcake cases (preferably of different sizes)
A button
A pipe cleaner
A sharp pencil

 

Put the cupcake cases inside each other and make a hole through the centre with a sharp pencil.  Push a pipe cleaner through the hole, pass it through one hole in the button and back through the other (and the hole made in the cupcake cases) and then twist at the back of the flower to secure.

 

We turned our cupcake cases inside out so the pattern was on the inside of the flower as we were displaying them on a wall (using washi tape “leaves” to hold them in place) but if you’re displaying yours in a vase, then you don’t need to do this.

 

Cupcake case flower pictures

Cupcake case flower pictures - Spring crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - Little Hearts, Big Love

You will need:

Coloured paper
Small cupcake cases
Buttons
PVA glue
A green pen or crayon

 

Another very simple activity for little ones to do themselves.  The flowers are made from cupcake cases (turned inside out so the pattern is on the inside) glued on to a piece of coloured paper with buttons glued into the centre of the cases.  It was interesting to see the differences in how my two girls created their cupcake flowers – Jessica, my eldest, preferred to squash her the cupcake cases flat before gluing the buttons on whereas Sophie preferred the cupcake cases to stand out.  I then drew in the leaves and stems with a marker pen once the glue had dried.

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29 thoughts on “Spring crafts for toddlers and preschoolers

    1. Louise Post author

      Thanks Katy – hope you and Max have fun trying some of them – the cupcake flower picture is probably the easiest one for little ones 🙂

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thanks Jenni – I’m sure Boo would love trying some of them out – I can just imagine her in one of the crowns 🙂

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you – I loved the egg box spring garden as there are so many different things you could do with it 🙂

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  1. Lucy at occupation:(m)other

    Ooo I love the little egg box garden and the cupcake flowers particularly…all of them are great for simplicity though. My little boy needs simplicity in his crafting endeavours at the moment and it can be hard to find suitable activities. These are lovely ideas x

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    1. Louise Post author

      They are lovely simple activities – hope your little one enjoys them if you do give them a go 🙂

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  2. An imperfect mum (Catie)

    You always do such lovely looking crafts that are so child friendly. I love crafts the kids actually do not ones the adults do and pass off as kids work. I really like the spring garden idea and will pass that on to my colleagues at school. The girls look like they had a blast and I love the concentration on your little ones face with the buttons so cute!!! TY for linking up with #FamilyFun

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you Catie – the girls do love doing “making” as they call it and I love things that they can do without too much input from me so some of these were perfect for that. Lovely to link up to #FamilyFun – thank you for hosting 🙂

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  3. Liz Lowe

    Awesome…I love this! I’m going to make the egg box garden tomorrow – hopefully we’ll have some good pics to share. #familyfun

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  4. aNoviceMum

    Gorgeous crafts ideas. I’m not crafty in this way, but I want to do activities like this with my little one. I’m bookmarking this for reference. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂 #CommentLuv

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  5. Katie

    And the great mummy award goes to… YOU! This is lovely and so many ideas! Your beautiful girlies looked like they had so much fun! Great post and loved the paper plate hat!

    #bloggerclubuk

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