Easy Spring Crafts for Toddlers

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Easy Spring Crafts for Toddlers
Make fun spring crafts with your toddler. (toddler girl outside image by Trevor Goodwin from Fotolia.com)

It's easy to create crafts that are spring-themed because there are so many options to choose from. For example, choose among topics such as baby animals, flowers or Easter. Choose crafts that are easy so that the toddler stays interested and can handle the project. Because toddlers like to do everything themselves, cut everything out before you get started. Craft time is also an opportunity to teach the toddler about what happens during spring.

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Baby Lamb

Baby animals are often born in spring, so let your toddler make a baby lamb. Use a template or freehand the outline of a lamb onto construction paper or poster board. Then, draw on hooves and a nose. Let the toddler colour the nose and hooves black. After that, rub a glue stick all over the lamb's body. Then, the toddler can stick cotton balls all over the lamb to create its soft fur.

Potted Tulip

Tulips are one of spring's most beautiful flowers, so let your toddler make one of his own. Draw a tulip onto construction paper or poster board and cut it out. Let the toddler colour the tulip and decorate it however he wants. Then, let the toddler colour a Popsicle stick, which will be the tulip's stem. Glue the stem onto the back of the tulip. Next, let the toddler decorate a styrofoam cup like the flower's pot. Cut a small slit in the bottom of the cup and slide the Popsicle stick into it. Place the cup upside down on the table and your potted tulip will stand up.

Butterfly

Butterflies are often seen flitting around gardens in the spring, so create one with your toddler. Take a coffee filter or a piece of tissue paper. Let the toddler use washable markers to draw a design on the filter or paper. The markings will bleed on the paper, making an interesting design. When the toddler is finished decorating, gather the paper or filter in the middle to create the butterfly's wings. Twist a pipe cleaner around the centre, securing it and let the ends extend upward to create the butterfly's antennae.

Grass Hair People

Let the toddler see close up how things grow and turn green in spring. Help the toddler draw a face on a styrofoam cup. Then, place a few small rocks in the bottom of the cup to help with drainage. Next, add potting soil to the cup and a sprinkling of grass seeds. Cover the seeds with a light layer of soil. Water the cup regularly, keeping the soil moist. In a few days, depending on what kind of seeds you have, the grass will begin growing and will look like hair on the cup's face. The toddler will have a good time checking the cup each day to see how the grass is growing.

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