5 Spring Craft Ideas – Simple, Free and Eco-Friendly

Are you on the hunt for Spring Craft ideas?

Spring is such a lovely time isn’t it one of renewal and rebirth and it feels like we are waking up again in every way and our senses come to life.

It is a wonderful time to inspire creativity and creativity is SUCH a good thing to bring into your family home.

Creative kids are happy kids  then know how to relax, they feel proud of their achievements. they become excellent problem solvers and the learn how to be in the flow really absorbed by the moment,

Creativity is such a wonderful thing to encourage in our children but also to share with them. I am a big fan of family creativity projects and find it such a lovey way to pass time with my kids without hurrying or worrying – just being. Quality time spent crafting is quality time spent bonding. Worth every moment

Want some ideas for creative Spring activities then look no further I have 10 Spring craft idas for you today a i know that you and your family are going to just love.

 

5 Spring craft ideas

One of the things I like best about Spring crafts is the presence of nature with in . The flowers are beginning to give and it is so lovely to be outside that nature has to be a the herat of Spring crafting

 

Hapa Zome

Oh Hapa Zome is super cool . It literally means leaf printing in Japanese and it is the art of bashing flowers and leaves onto paper or fabric to leave an imprint. It is very simple and cost free and hugely satisfying.

You simply place a flower or leaf upside down on your paper of fabric. layer another piece of thin fabric on top then bish bash away with a hammer, stone or rubber mallet until the item has imprinted. The you remove the fabric, wait for the flower to dry, brush off the excess and voila!

So much fun,

 

A beautiful piece of Spring  in inspiring word art

I love great quotes and feel they can capture a season beautifully. How about printing one of these fabulous quotes and framing it by your front door to remind every one that it really is a brand new season. Poppin iton the wall above a jar of fallen wildflowers artfully gather ed together would just look awesome.

 

 

 

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party! – unknown

The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing. S. Brown

Always it’s spring and everyone’s in love and flowers pick themselves. – e.e. cummings

A flower blossoms for its own joy. – Oscar Wild

Using a beautiful font always maks inpiring words even more wonderful and you can head over here to find freebie fonts site gives you some lovely options

 

Easter Egg Art

For this you simply need an template outline of an egg with swirls and spots etc. and you can either draw this or google to find one.

Then you simply, instead of coloring it, fill the inside by gluing on fallen flowers or tiny stones – so pretty! And a lovely gift to pass on to a older relative who may not get out to see the flowers.

 

Spring Craft Ideas

Spring scented playdough

Making playdough by hand is always the best fun and can scent your house beautifully. lets opt for lemon or  mint to bring a fresh Spring scent into you home.

 

 

All you need is …

1 cup of plain flour
1 cup of water
½ cup of salt
1 tablespoon oil
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
4 drops of food colouring

 

Couple of drops of essential oil (optional) I used peppermint for the green  and lemon for the yellow

 

How to make it 

  • Put the ingredients in a pan and cook over a moderate heat for 3 mins,
  • Stir continually
  • Leave to  it cool.
  • Kneed well and add a tiny bit more flour if too sticky
  • Store in an airtight container (lasts about 2 months)

Your home will be filled with a lovely scent and you will have had a lovely time making it ( and it is of course huge fun to mould with later)

 

A beautiful Spring Mandala from nature

Making mandalas is an activity form my new book Create Your Own Kindness – when kids make something beautiful for the planet, or for a stranger thee heart fills with joy.

A mandala made from nature can be as simple or as complicated as you like. 

 

Spring Mandala, Becky Goddard-Hill

 

You can use any fallen or found items you like such as …

  • Pebbles
  • Stones
  • Grass
  • Fallen flowers
  • Sticks
  • Acorns
  • Pinecones
  • Leaves
  • Conkers

 

Make sure you have space to create – a park is a great place to make a mandala, or a beach perhaps or a playground

  1. Start with a large central object and work your way outwards.You might want to use a hula hoop or chal a circle to help contain your design. 
  2. .Create a circle around your centre item
  3. Add layer after layer until you are happy with your design
  4. Take a photo of your creation.
  5. Leave it to be found and imagine all the people who it will make smile. 

 

So there you go,  5 lovely simple and eco-friendly Spring craft Ideas for you and your family.

 

 

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