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This past week we’ve been all over the board in terms of weather in my area. We’ve had rain, 70 degree weather and 30 degree weather. I don’t know about you, but I usually like to match my crafts with how the weather is outside. Today I have a few crafts for you to do with your kids for Valentine’s Day, Winter Crafts and Spring Crafts. They tend to need something to direct their attention to when it’s too cold to play outside. I’ll let you choose whether it’s Spring craft season or Winter.
The next big holiday we have coming up is Valentine’s Day. I know this is a big DIY time for making your own Valentines with your kids. I found a really fun project from Martha Stewart using wax paper hearts that you can hang in the window. Why not add some extra umph to it and turn it into a Valentine that kids can later hang in their window.
Shave off some crayons with a handheld pencil sharpener and let it fall onto a piece of wax paper to cover it. Fold the wax paper in half with a clean side facing up. Iron on top of the clean side of paper and cut out a heart shape from the finished product.
To add more life to it, decorate the child’s name on the heart and maybe glue some tissue paper around the border. This will be a card they can proudly hang in their windows and let the sun shine through all of the pretty colors.
I love Easter trees! I found this one from Better Homes & Gardens; it’s so easy to make! Just bring in some branches from the yard that you can later put into a bucket or a jar. You can either paint the branches or leave them natural.
Then have your kids decorate some plastic eggs either with paint, paper or Mod Podge then with pretty fabrics. You can even have them cut out decorations from craft paper to hang on the limbs. All you have left to do is attach some strings to the decorations so you can hang them.
Make sure you save your empty egg cartons for this next one. Now we’re making doorbells from Martha Stewart. Cut out the cone shapes from the egg carton and have your kids paint it however they’d like. Put some glue on the edges and sprinkle glitter over the glue. Then thread a bell onto some yarn, poke a hole through the top of the cone and leave enough string at the top to tie around the door knob.
If you want more ideas on craft ideas to do with your kids, follow our “Winter and Spring Kids Crafts” Pinterest board or check out these kids craft resources: