18 Easy Spring Art Projects for Kids

If it’s too hot outside to play, stay occupied while you wait for things to cool down with these fun & easy spring art projects for kids!

Collage of spring art ideas

Fun and Easy Spring Art for Kids

Spring is in the air! It is time to open up those windows and let your kids go outside to play!! I am not sure how things are in your home, but with the new life spring brings, my kids ALWAYS love to start creating and crafting.

To give you some inspiration, I’ve gathered a few of our favorite spring art projects and crafts for kids. Try some out and let me know what you and your kids think! Or even send us a picture of the final product! I would love to see!

1. DIY Paper Flower Wreath

DIY paper flower wreath

This paper flower wreath craft is satisfying to make and even more satisfying to look at. It’s beautiful! Once you’ve made it, you can hang it pretty much anywhere you want.

If you like this idea, check out these other paper flower crafts too!

You will need:

Get the full tutorial from Fabulessly Frugal.

2. DIY Footprint Flowerpot

DIY Footprint flowerpot

No two footprint flowerpots can be the same! This spring art project will look great in your garden and makes for an excellent keepsake! Your child will surely enjoy getting his/her foot painted as well.

You will need:

Get the full tutorial from Fabulessly Frugal.

3. Spring Tissue Paper Flowers

Tissue paper flowers

This is a super easy and fun spring art project for kids. You really can’t mess it up either! Best of all, it’s really cheap to do this project since you only need tissue paper and pipe cleaners.

You will need:

Get the full tutorial from Woo! Jr Kids Activities.

4. Simple Sequin Suncatchers

Sparkle flower spring art activity for kids

These sequin flowers are easy to make and they really fit the spring arts and crafts theme we have going. You can put them in any window of your house and it will really add some color and brightness to the room!

You will need:

Get the full tutorial from No Time for Flashcards.

5. Egg Carton Art

Kids craft egg carton flower

You may be surprised to hear it, but there are actually quite a few egg carton crafts you can do at home. This egg carton flower craft is nice and easy for kids, and it looks quite pretty once it’s finished!

You will need:

  • Canvas – 9″ x 12″
  • Mod Podge Sparkle
  • Egg carton (not foam)
  • Apple Barrel paint – Apricot, Banana, Pink Parfait, Turquoise
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners – green
  • Ribbon in coordinating color
  • Buttons – I used white
  • Craft glue
  • Paintbrush

Get the full tutorial from Mod Podge Rocks.

6. Bubble Art

Colorful popped bubble art

This spring art project is a blast for kids. They get to go outside, blow some bubbles, and create art all at the same time! It doesn’t really get more fun than that.

You will need:

  • Bubble Mix
  • Bubble Wands (check out the idea below for DIY bubble wands)
  • Food Coloring
  • Paper

Get the full tutorial from Broogly.

7. Pipe Cleaner Bubble Wand

Green and yellow pipe cleaner bubble wands

If you don’t have any bubble wands at home and you want to do the art activity above, no worries! You can make your own customized bubble wand pretty easily, all you need is a pipe cleaner! You can also customize it with beads but that’s optional.

Speaking of pipe cleaners, check out these other pipe cleaner crafts too! There are so many fun things you can make.

Get the full tutorial from My Home Based Life.

8. DIY Egg Carton Wreath

Egg carton wreath

I told you egg cartons could be used for a lot of things! This egg carton wreath looks gorgeous when it’s finished! You only need one egg carton to make it too so finish up those eggs and get crafting!

You will need:

  • Egg carton
  • Cereal box
  • Craft paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Hot glue gun (or possibly any other strong glue)
  • Scissors

Get the full tutorial from Pink Stripey Socks.

9. Toilet Roll Bird Feeder

Toilet roll bird feeder supplies

This is more of a spring craft than an art project, but it’s so good I just had to include it! It’s really simple to make, perfect for spring, and the kids will love watching the birds eat off of their DIY bird feeder once it’s finished. It’s so cool!

By the way, if you’re looking for more crafts that use toilet paper rolls, there are tons! Check out all of these toilet paper roll crafts.

Get the full tutorial from The Resourceful Mama.

10. Coffee Filter Butterflies

Tie-dye butterflies

There are a ton of different coffee filter crafts out there but this is one of my favorites for spring. The color on the wings is made with markers and water to create a really funky tie-dye effect!

You will need:

  • Coffee filter papers – you need 4 circles for each butterfly
  • Washable felt pens
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pipette/spray bottle/large paintbrush
  • Water

Get the full tutorial from Mas & Pas.

11. Chalk Pastel Tulips

Tulip Spring art for kids

If you want to introduce your kids to working with chalk pastels, this is the perfect spring art project to start with. They’ll learn how to blend different colors together and generally just have a lot of fun experimenting with a new art supply!

You will need:

  • Chalk pastels
  • White glue
  • Black drawing paper or pastel paper
  • Paper towels

Get the full tutorial from Projects with Kids.

12. Cherry Blossom Painting

Step by step cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms are a spring staple and they’re super gorgeous so why not paint some of your own! Using cotton balls and shades of pink paint, you can create a really cool layered cherry blossom tree quite easily.

You will need:

  • Canvas paper pad
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint palette and water container, recycled containers work great for this
  • Cotton balls
  • Clothespins

Get the full tutorial from Projects with Kids.

13. Reverse Butterfly

Black butterfly surrounded by colors

Using the free printable found in the full tutorial below, you can make one of these really colorful reverse butterflies with your kids. All they have to do is color around the printed butterfly, and once you remove it the magic happens!

You will need:

  • Butterfly Template
  • Chalk Pastels
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Scissors, Tape

Get the full tutorial from Preschool Mom.

14. Chick

This is a perfectly easy spring art project for toddlers and it would make for a great keepsake! This one’s really flexible too. You can use paint, crayons, pencil crayons, whatever you prefer!

Get the full tutorial From the Pond.

15. Puffy Paint Ice Cream

Mint ice cream

Ice cream is a must-have during the hot spring and summer days, so why not paint a puffy paint ice cream cone while enjoying a bowl of homemade chocolate ice cream? Check out these other homemade ice cream recipes too.

You will need:

  • Green, red, and brown paint
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Barbasol shaving cream
  • White cardstock paper
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Paintbrush

Get the full tutorial from Crafty Morning.

16. Rock painting

This isn’t one specific spring art idea, we actually have 50 easy rock painting ideas for you to check out! This is a super fun thing to do during the nice spring weather: go out and grab some rocks, then bring them home and paint them during the downtime.

17. Citrus Painting

Painting with an orange

We posted our own version of food painting for kids but never thought of using fruit to paint! How genius! I love how the crafter shows several methods in the tutorial below for making different citrus fruit “stamps”.

You will need:

  • Citrus fruits (Grapefruit, orange, lemon, and/or lime)
  • Tempera paint
  • Painting paper or white cotton dishtowel
  • Paintbrushes (optional)
  • Paper plates or muffin tin
  • Art apron
  • Grapefruit spoon and/or paring knife (optional)

Get the full tutorial from Rhythms of Play.

18. Potato Masher Bees

Masher bees spring art

This is another spring painting idea that uses something you might not expect: a potato masher! Turns out the pattern on the masher is perfect for making cute little bees! Wonder what else you could make?

You will need:

  • Yellow and black Washable Kids Paints
  • Blue and white Construction Paper
  • Q-Tips
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes
  • Rounded Potato Masher
  • Scissors
  • Bowls for the paint

Get the full tutorial from Happy Toddler Playtime.

Bonus: Ice Chalk!

Rainbow of ice chalk

Making ice chalk is more of a science experiment than an art project, but once you start using it you can create all sorts of sidewalk art! The only limit here is your imagination, and the kids will have a blast from beginning to end with this fun DIY ice chalk.

Conclusion

We hope you have the best time creating with your little ones. Springtime is the best time to create! Everything is just so beautiful and colorful! Take advantage of it and make some great memories with your kids!

Which spring art activities are you just itching to try? Let us know which spring craft from this list is your favorite! I really like the paper flower wreath. 🙂

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Types: Art, Crafts, Kids
Categories: Home, Inside The House, Outside The House, Spring

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