Spring Into Crafty Fun With Your Child

Spring is a special time of year for new growth, warmer weather and adventures! Here are some fun springtime activities to do with your children.

Cloud painting

Take the afternoon with your child and go look at clouds. It’s a great way for you to get out of the house and look at different cloud formations.

Then, when you get home, make some of the clouds you saw earlier. Here is how you do it:

  • You will need blue construction paper, plain white shaving cream, white glue, a spoon, a bowl and cotton balls/batting or sponges.
  • Start by mixing your paint: ¾ cup shaving cream to a ¼ cup of glue.
  • Dip your cotton clouds in the paint. Take your cotton clouds and dab it on your paper to turn it into the clouds you saw earlier. You can adjust the amount of cotton balls/batting or sponges to create different sizes of clouds. When the cloud painting is dry, the clouds will be puffy!

Finger-painted snail art

As we enter spring, we will be seeing a lot more snails in our gardens. Here is what you need to make finger-painted snail art:

  • A white paper plate, yellow or brown construction paper, scissors, washable finger paint and glue.
  • Start by putting about a dime-size drop of paint on your paper plate. Then, have fun finger painting the snail shell. Set aside your plate and let it dry.
  • While the paint dries, you can cut or tear the body of the snail. Once your plate dries, you can glue the body to the plate. Add eyes and a smile to your snail.
  • You can make lots of different colored snails by using different colored paint on your paper plates.
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