Spring has sprung! Well at least here in Atlanta we are getting lots of Spring sunshine and a few warm days a week! Spring is my favorite time of the year! I love all the flowers blooming, and getting to have lots of fun as a family outside. We can't play outside 247 so having some crafts in my back pocket are handy to keep my little one busy! This week on my Crayola Facebook live broadcast I am sharing 3 spring garden crafts that are perfect for indoors!
You can shop all the Crayola projects I used below at Crayola.com
Project 1: Model Magic Terrarium
This one is definitely my favorite! I love model magic and gnomes!
- Crayola Model Magic
- Plastic 2 Liter Bottle
- Tissue Paper/Crinkle
- Craft Knife (for adult use)
- Take an empty 2 liter plastic bottle and cut it in half. This will require a craft knife and is an adult job. Discard the top of the bottle and wash and dry the inside bottom of the bottle.
- Fill the bottle with green tissue paper or crinkle. Pack it until it is about 2-3" from the top.
- Take a large chunk of brown model magic, roll it in a ball and flatten until it fits into the bottle. Place on the top of the crinkle.
- Use a variety of colors to make flowers, bushes, a hill, a pond with fish and create a magical garden pet. In this case I made gnomes but you can make a unicorn, dinosaur, fairy or bug!
Parents, get in on the fun and create your own. You can use real plants and create fairy garden accent pieces with model magic!
Project 2: Handprint Garden
This is a fun keepsake to make with the kiddos and create easy year to see how their hands grow!
- Crayola Construction Paper
- Crayola Glitter Pens
- Crayola Glue Stick and Washable Glue
- Paper straws or Sticks
- Jar/Pot/Flower Vase
- Have each child trace their hand on a piece of construction paper and cut out their handprint.
- Cut out two leaves.
- Draw with the glitter pens on the leaves and handprints.
- Using the glue stick to glue the leaves to the handprints.
- Use the washable liquid glue to glue the straw to the back of the hand.
- Place all the flower handprints in a vase. For fun, add a date and name to the back so you can track how the kiddos handprints grow.
Project 3: Egg Carton Flowers
Upcycle your egg carton into a bouquet of flowers.
- Crayola Washable or Acrylic Paint
- Egg Carton
- Pipe Cleaners
- Pencil or Small Hole Punch
- Paint Brush
- Use the scissors to cut apart the cups in the carton. Discard the top of carton.
- Cut petals into the carton cups.
- Paint the inside and the outside with washable paint.
- Once dry use a pencil or a punch to make a hole in the bottom center of the cup. It needs to be big enough to fit the pipe cleaner.
- Feed the pipe cleaner a few inches through the hole and curl the end so it does not fall back through.
- Trim the stem of the flower.
- Take the stem scraps or another pipe cleaner to bend and twist on leaves.
- Bundle your flowers together and put them in a vase.
This craft is perfect to show you kids how much fun recycling household items can be.
Happy Crafting! Don't forget to tune in to the Crayola Facebook Page every Tuesday at 1pm EST for live crafting fun for the whole family!