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Springtime is a great time to get creative! There is an energy and sunshine in the air. Let your child get creative at home with one of these crafts.

  1. Grow a Bean Plant

Supplies:

Dry Beans

Clear Glass Jar

Cotton Balls

Water

 

What To Do:

  1. Stuff the glass jar with cotton balls.
  2. Place two or three beans in the bottom of the jar near the edge. You want to be able to see the bean grow.
  3. Water the cotton balls. Saturate the cotton balls, but do not drown the beans.
  4. Place the jar in a window and watch it grow.

 

  1. Paper Plate Flowers

Supplies:

Thin Dessert Size Paper Plates

Scissors

Paint

Glue

Green Craft Stick

Green Foam Sheet

 

What To Do:

  1. Cut the paper plate into a flower shape (example: tulip or daisy).
  2. Paint the paper plate.
  3. Glue the green craft stick to the plate for the stem.
  4. Make leaves out of the green foam.
  5. Glue the leaves to the stem.

 

  1. Paint with Vegetables

Supplies:

Craft Paint

Paper

Okra

Broccoli

Bell Pepper

Corn on the Cob

 

What To Do:

  1. Prepare your vegetables. Cut the okra in half. Cut the bell pepper in half width or length wise. Break the broccoli into individual florets. You can use other vegetables that you have around the house. Create fun shapes with the vegetables.
  2. Dip the vegetables in the paint.
  3. Stamp the okra, broccoli or corn cob, etc. onto the paper. Allow your child to stamp all over the paper and make his/her own design.

 

  1. Foam Daffodils

Supplies:

Green Construction Paper or Green Cardstock

Yellow Foam Sheets

Orange Foam Sheets

Tape

Scissors

Markers or Paint

 

What To Do:

  1. Roll the green cardstock or construction paper into a tube shape for the stem. Secure the stem at either end with a piece of tape.

2.Cut the daffodil petals out of the yellow foam. Arrange the petals in a circle with the edges slightly overlapping. Tape the petals together.

  1. Make the center piece for your daffodil. Cut the orange foam into a rectangle shape. Make a fringe along one long side of the rectangle. Roll the foam into a circle and secure it with tape.
  2. Tape the orange daffodil trumpet in the center of the yellow daffodil. The fringe of the trumpet should be away from the yellow petals.
  3. Lastly, tape the stem to the flower.

 

Enjoy the beauty and creativity that spring brings. Try these crafts and encourage your child to come up with crafts of their own.