Spring is almost here and we can hardly wait for all the activities: decorating eggs, making Easter wreaths and eating chocolate. What better way to welcome this new season than with fun crafts you can make with your kids? These spring-themed activities will keep your kids busy while you enjoy spending creative time together.

Buying commonly used supplies is a great way to save money instead of buying brand new art supplies for each activity that will simply sit in the closet after — as fellow parents, we get it. These crafts that we're recommending you try use supplies that you likely already have in your art supply closet. Win-win!

Craft 1: Easter Egg Picture

Let’s change up the artwork in your picture frames to reflect the season. After completing this easy, mess-free DIY, your child will have a beautiful piece of artwork ready to frame. As an added bonus, it could also make a perfect gift for friends or relatives.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Washi tape in fun designs
  • White printer paper
  • 2 inch oval punch
  • Colored card stock for background
  • Glue
  • Paper trimmer or scissors
  • Picture frame (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Take your white sheet of paper and lay pieces of washi tape in rows. Alternate patterns, angles, colors, etc.
  2. Use your 2 inch oval punch to punch out the shapes of 4 eggs (or however many you can fit in your picture frame).
  3. Cut your colored card stock to the size of your frame using a paper trimmer or scissors.
  4. Arrange and glue the eggs on your colored card stock.
  5. Frame, and enjoy your finished piece!

Thank you Whitehouse Crafts for this Easter picture craft.

Craft 2: Painted Newspaper Flowers

We love a craft that not only reuses and repurposes materials, but is also eco-friendly. These newspaper flowers are a great way for your child to practice valuable skills such as painting and cutting. They can be painted any color to fit any occasion.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Template (from Crafting Mom website linked below)
  • Newspaper
  • Toothpicks
  • Paint (watercolor or acrylic)
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Small decorative brads
  • Pen/pencil

How to make it:

  1. Download and print the template.
  2. Cut out the flowers and use the toothpick to pierce a hole in the center of each flower.
  3. Select newspaper pages (preferably ones with lots of text and little pictures).
  4. Paint the newspaper page using your desired paint. Use one color per page.
  5. Flip the newspaper over and use the printed template to trace the flower shape. Mark the centre of the flower with the pen.
  6. Cut out the newspaper flower shape.
  7. Use a toothpick to poke a small hole through the center of the flower.
  8. Crumble each flower in your hand to make a realistic flower look.
  9. Stack your flowers from smallest to largest flower by placing the brad through the hole of the flower.
  10. Make sure everything is secure by opening the brad. You’re done!

Thank you Crafting Mom for this newspaper flower craft.

Craft 3: Clothespin Egg & Peekaboo Chick

This craft is guaranteed to be a kid-pleaser! Squeeze the clothespin open and you’ll see a baby chick peeking out of the glittery Easter egg. Try this simple and fun way to get in the Easter spirit. Another thing we love about this craft is the main supply: clothespins! Who doesn’t have extras lying around the house?

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Glitter craft foam (in your desired Easter egg color)
  • Clothespins
  • Yellow card stock
  • Crafter’s tape or any strong glue
  • Black gel pen
  • Orange gel pen
  • Scissors

How to make it:

  1. Cut out a 2"x2” egg shape from your glitter craft foam, then cut a zig zag shape across the width of the egg so it looks cracked.
  2. Open the clothespin and glue the egg pieces onto the front of the clothespin. Be sure to line it up so the opening of the clothespin matches the crack of the egg you cut out.
  3. Cut a small semicircle out of your yellow card stock into the shape of a chick.
  4. Draw a face and beak using the black and orange gel pens.
  5. Glue your chick onto the back of the clothespin.
  6. That's it!

Thank you One Little Project for this Easter egg clothespin craft!

Give these fun DIY projects a try for spring and see your children light up with their themed creations. Tag us on social media when you share your finished product and we'll be sure to share it too!