Let’s celebrate World Art Day! Spring is the perfect season for hands-on arts and crafts for children of all ages. Discover spring-themed indoor activities in the above video and watch your child’s creativity blossom with the 7 spring craft activities for kids below.
1. Rainbow Art Spring Activities for Kids
Currently, many children are spending a lot of time at home due to the Coronavirus lockdown and adjusting to the lifestyle change. So, what better way to brighten the day than with some rainbow art? As seen on BBC news, children have been creating pictures of rainbows to spread hope and joy to others. During these somewhat uncertain times, this positive and creative approach brings people together. Children can paint rainbows using watercolours, draw with chalk on the patio or use chunky easy-grip crayons on paper. Then, display them in the window to bring smiles to the community. If you are feeling extra creative, why not use these Window Solid Poster Paints to design your masterpiece on the window itself? Playcolor pens have all the benefits of poster paint but without the mess! Plus, they are quick-drying, easy to clean and washable.
2. Multicoloured Card Flowers
Using items around the house such as coloured card, scissors and glue, children can create beautful bouquets of flowers. Watch the video above for a unique way of cutting out petals or design your own! Paper crafts are excellent for improving fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Children will carefully need to cut out petals, leaves and stems. Check out these child-friendly safety scissors. In addition to these skills, art and crafts activities for kids like this also help to promote knowledge of shapes and colours.
3. Spring Lacing Beads
Children can create a masterpiece they can wear with toys such as Spring Lacing & Threading Blocks. String together the pastel-coloured spring-themed wooden beads for endless play opportunites. Practice sequencing, colours, shapes and naming living things with these cute lacing cubes. What’s more, lacing & threading toys help children to develop fine motor skills as they learn how to thread the string through each block. Moreover, children will also improve their coordination and creativity.
4. Handprint Blossom Trees
Looking for messy play ideas for toddlers? Handprint blossom trees are the perfect spring craft activity for little ones who like to get their hands messy! Such types of sensory play provide tactile learning experiences for children, as they learn to manipulate different materials in their environment. Using poster paint, create flower stems with fingerprints and petals using handprints. Feeling extra crafty? Discover how to make homemade paint and more in this blogpost of messy play ideas.
5. Butterfly Symmetry Painting
Learn about symmetry and spring simultaneously with this butterfly art activity for kids! Children can paint one half the butterfly, then fold the paper in half to print symmetrically onto the other side. You can also use specially designed GeoReflector mirrors and double-sided mirrors to teach concepts of symmetry to kids. These primary resources Maths toys are a brilliant addition to an engaging maths activity.
6. Craft Kits for Kids
Create rainbows, butterflies, unicorns and more with this Gem Stickers crafts kit! Perfect for home learning crafts activities, kids can make more than 75 fabulous sparkly stickers to personalise and decorate their belongings. Love painting? Children can create beautiful artwork with Watercolour Crush, including spring flowers and birds. This handy craft kit comes packed with watercolour paper and interesting images. Plus, the wonderous watercolour cakes and paintbrush are already included, so kids can dive right in.
7. Spring Colouring Sheets & Free Printables
Looking for spring colouring sheets on World Art Day? Find free printables on WordUnited’s Free Resources Hub, with worksheets and displays to support all areas of the National Curriculum. Hop into spring with this cute colouring sheet! Children can colour the different objects representing spring using their knowledge of the seasons. Teaching children about colours? Children can learn the colours of the rainbow with this lovely colouring sheet! The activity helps develop fine-motor skills and provides an opportunity for independent learning. Kids can also have fun practicing shapes with this sweet Spring Chick Shape Activity.
Browse thousands more learning resources, educational toys and books for kids at WordUnited! Plus, find hundreds of free printables and home learning resources for indoor activities at wordunited.com/resources!