Spring is here and I am continuing my partnership with Crayola to help inspire their community with at home crafts during my bi-weekly live broadcasts on their Facebook page. Today is all about celebrating Spring through crafts! These crafts are great to keep the kids occupied and get their creative juices flowing!
Project 1: Weather Wheel
Get the kids excited about predicting the weather with their own weather wheel! Who knows you might have a future weather man/women on your hands!
- Crayola Construction Paper
- Crayola Cardstock
- Crayola Markers
- Crayola Glue
- Cardboard Box
- Cut a 12 inch circle from a cardboard box.
- Trace and cut a 12 inch circle on a white piece of construction paper. Glue this to the cardboard circle.
- Poke a hole through the center of the cardboard and construction paper.
- Cut two arrows from the cardstock. Poke a hole in the end of each arrow.
- Using the ruler to section off the circle into 8 equal pie pieces.
- Cut out different weather scenarios from construction paper and glue on to each section of the wheel. A few suggestions: Thunderstorms, Sunny, Party Sunny, Cloudy, Windy, Snow, Rainy, Rainbows, etc
- Add accents with markers to bring the weather scenes to life.
- Insert the brad through the arrows and cardboard and fasten.
Let your little weather protector go to town with predicting the weather!
Project 2: Fork Flower Painting
Don't throw those disposable forks aways!
- Crayola Washable Paint
- Plastic Fork
- Paint Brush
- Canvas/Construction Paper/Cardstock
- Paper Plates
- Pour paint on to paper plates.
- Dip the ends of the fork in the paint and press on to the paper.
- Have fun alternating colors.
- Use the paint brush to paint in leaves and stems.
Clean the paint off the forks and keep them for your next craft project!
Project 3: Raindrop Suncatcher
Get the full Create It Yourself Tutorial on Crayola's Project Page.
Tune in to Crayola's Facebook Page every Tuesday at 1:00pm EST to catch me sharing three crafts you can make at home!