Children will bloom with creativity when making these seasonally inspired crafts.
Crafty young gardeners will love celebrating the arrival of spring with a tissue cherry-blossom tree.
Gather branches that have fallen outside; let dry, if necessary. Cut out 2-inch squares of pink tissue, pinch tightly in the middle to create blooms, and affix them to branches with white glue. Display in a tall container, such as a canning jar, with the lid's center removed.
Young gardeners can use eggshells as pots to start seeds and coffee-stirrer tags to foretell what will pop up where this spring. Plant seeds according to package instructions, and nestle planters in an egg carton on a sunny windowsill, where they can be watered easily.
Kids can make fun, floral stamps with a pencil eraser.
Just press the eraser into an ink pad, and stamp polka dots onto paper. An adult can also cut the eraser with a utility knife to create different looks. We stamped colored kraft paper and blank card stock, and added stems to flowers with a green pencil.
Have kids celebrate the new season by making a sailboat using a handful of household supplies.
Cut decorative paper into a right triangle, with the bottom shorter than the vertical edge. Punch three holes along vertical edge. Weave a drinking straw through the holes. Lodge the end of the straw into a ball of Play-Doh, and affix the sail to the top side of a coffee-can lid.