Whilst we were walking home from school yesterday my seven year old son and I were discussing the seasons and the merits of each. He decided that Spring was his favourite because he liked to see all the new growth on the trees, the blossom, and all the new life that Spring brings. It got me thinking about craft activities we could do to celebrate this lovely season, so here are a few of the best I’ve found.
As Patch is all about sewing up your memories, how about having a go at some simple sewing projects with your children? Two lovely ideas I’ve found are on the Activity Village website – how about making a daisy picture with some thick embroidery thread – take a look here for details. Or for older children, make some fabric flowers to create a picture, or sew onto a bag or t-shirt. Details of how to make these are here. I’ve got to admit, I’ve not had a go at either of these, but they look simple enough.
Such a versatile thing to work with, tissue paper can but easily cut, torn or scrunched – children of all ages just love it. We frequently use it to glue onto cards or wrap homemade models in, but here are a couple of ideas for creating some stunning flowers – click here to find out how.
Children love making things that they can use in their bedrooms and I think these spring lampshades from spoonful.com would make a great project for older children – click here for information.
How about bringing Spring indoors with some animal planters made from old milk or juice cartons. Such a simple idea, but great fun to make. If your child’s too old for an animal theme they could just make up an abstract decoration with different coloured paint, or stickers. To find out how, click here.
I hope these give you some ideas to help you celebrate Spring with your children. If you have a go at any of them, please pop back and share a picture and your thoughts on the idea.