Spring into crafts!

March 17, 2015

Spring break followed by Easter break means lots of time with the kiddos! Luckily, we have loads of great arts and craft activities to keep little hands and minds busy over the break. We’ve pulled a few from our expanding Pinterest Boards.

Face painting 101 –Haven’t you always wanted to be able to transform your child’s face into a butterfly, fairy, lion or superhero? Get inspiration or find out how … or wait for the Festival.

Giant Butterfly Weaving – Transform your child into a beautiful butterfly and create some striking outdoor art at the same time. This large, fun weaving project is ideal for a range of ages to create, and it’s totally made from recycled items!

Suncatchers – Nothing says spring like bright yellow daffodils. Follow these step-by-step instructions to create a series of glittering, cheery toddler-friendly suncatchers.

Mask-making – Check out our Pinterest mask board for how-tos, templates and printables on everything from superhero masks to owls racoons and more sophisticated feather masks.

Imaginative play – Indoors if it’s wet and outside if the sun is shining, we’ve got ideas ranging from water walls and scavenger hunt templates to shadow theatre and dinosaur and fairy dust … feet.

Paper (or tissue) flowers – Spring heralds buds and blossoms, so take inspiration from nature and create from giant dahlias from tissue paper or smaller, colourful blooms from craft paper. Hang them outside if the weather is fine.

Nature crafts – If the weather is warm (fingers crossed!), send the kids outside, and create art using nature’s gifts: think painted stones, beach glass or mossy terrariums.

Origami – Spring abounds with new life. What a perfect time to teach the kids origami– perhaps a paper flower, the classic crane or a simple snail for the bug lover in your family.