Looking for some fun, easy, and inexpensive craft ideas for your kids this spring? The three activities below are sure to keep them engaged without having to spend a lot on craft supplies. From stress release strategies to readers’ theater to a colorful flower that work well for Mother’s Day, these ideas can be easily incorporated into the curriculum.
Fun Spring Crafts for Kids
Spring brings flowers, sunshine, and…state-mandated testing. As any teacher knows, testing creates anxiety and stress. Give your students an outlet for their stress by having them create stress balls. For your students who always need to have something in their hands, this is the perfect activity.
- Play Dough (Homemade or store bought)
- 9” balloons
- Permanent markers
- Gather supplies and pair students up for the activity.
- Give each student a deflated balloon and a ball of play dough that is slightly larger than a golf ball.
- Working together, students stuff their balloons with the dough and tie the end after getting out the excess air by squeezing the top.
- Decorate the balloon with a design or face.
Readers’ Theater is a lot more fun when costumes are involved! Break out the craft supplies and let students create their very own masks for playacting. Whatever supplies you have on hand will work.
- Mask forms (or paper plates that have been cut into the shape of a mask)
- Foam Shapes
Let students decorate their masks to represent the characters they are portraying in Readers’ Theater.
Paint Chip Flowers
Crafts are always fun to do, but when the supplies are free they are even better. Paint chips from the hardware or home improvement store are a great free crafting material.
- Paint chips in a variety of colors
- Construction Paper
Let students create flowers using paint chips. The creations can decorate the windows, bulletin boards, or be the cover for a book for Mother’s Day.
What are some of your favorite Spring crafts for kids? Share them with us below!