Crafts & Activities, Uncategorized

3 Easy Spring Crafts for Toddlers

Pom-Pom Easter Egg

This is a very simple Easter craft for toddlers to do that introduces them to a new way of painting.

Supplies:

  • Washable Paint (spring colors look best, but any colors will work)
  • Clothespins (one for each color)
  • Pom-Poms (one for each color)
  • Easter Egg Shape (either printed or drawn), but not yet cut out
  • Scissors
  • Glue, optional

Instructions:

  1. Clip a clothespin onto each pom-pom
  2. Dip clothespins in paint and dab onto egg shape
  3. Cut out egg shape. Glue onto a piece of construction paper, if desired.

Leprechaun Mask

This is a great silly craft for St. Patrick’s Day. It requires a bit of adult help, but it’s easy enough for a toddler to do most of the work.

As you can see in this picture, the leprechaun is losing some hair because someone got the paint taken away when he decided to paint himself instead of the plate. Hopefully your leprechaun won’t have a hair-loss disease.

Supplies:

  • Large Round Paper Plate
  • Orange Paint and a paintbrush
  • Green, Black and Yellow Construction Paper
  • Gold Glitter, optional
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Instructions:

  1. Cut out center of plate
  2. Paint the paper plate (and only the plate) orange
  3. Cut out hat from green construction paper, a thick strip from the black construction paper, and a buckle (square with center cut out) from the yellow construction paper. Glue the hat pieces together. Add gold glitter to the buckle, if desired.
  4. Once orange paint is dry, glue the hat to the paper plate

Spring Finger Paint Counting Activity

Okay, so this isn’t actually a craft, but your nanny-kid gets to finger paint while counting! This one requires help, depending on your little one’s age and level of math skills.

Supplies:

  • Counting Print-Outs (I found them here)
  • Finger Paint

Instructions:

  1. Dip finger in paint and press down for each number shown to create a caterpillar, flower, or ladybug (not shown)

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