We’re calling it: Spring is here. The clocks have gone forward, we survived April Fool’s Day and the sun is FINALLY coming out to play. Hooray!
Spring is such a beautiful time of year and, if looked at symbolically, can carry some pretty powerful messages too: growth, new beginnings, nurturing, opportunity. To celebrate this time of year, we want to share some of our favourite Spring-inspired classroom craft with you – colourful and personal, they are ideal for the classroom and are a wonderful way to adorn your school walls with the joy that is Spring. Ready?
We’ll start things off simply, with these paper flowers. All you need is coloured paper, scissors, a rule, a pencil and a bit of glue. They look like daisies but really they can be any colour you desire. We love the idea of sticking these to a classroom or hallway board – you could even make them bigger and add pupils’ photos to the centre to represent their ‘growth’ in school!
Another simple, colourful classroom craft activity requiring only a few materials. This option is great for creativity and you can decorate the paper before assembling, to give your butterflies their very own identity! Attaching string to the end means you can hang them and enjoy the movement they create, bobbing in the classroom!
Paper Plate Rabbit Mask
Ah, the good old paper plate! Springtime is synonymous with Easter, and no Spring classroom craft post would be complete without a visit from the Easter Bunny! If you’re up for a whole CLASSROOM full of Easter Bunnies then this paper plate mask is perfect for you. A great one to take home and enjoy during the holidays.
Cupcake Liner Birds
Cupcake cases come in a whole variety of colours and patterns, making them an ideal craft companion (when you haven’t used them all up on delicious cupcakes, of course!). This video uses a Valentine’s design, but just swap it for a Spring-themed liner and you’re onto a winner. As you can see, the end result is really lovely and full of character. We’ll be trying this one at home!
Easter Egg Baskets
Moving into trickier terrain, these Easter Egg baskets require a little bit more work (and quite a lot of glue) but the end result is pretty special. We love how you can use them to transport Easter treats in for an extra special gift. And again, after they’ve been used they can be hung easily using string to create a lovely display.
Pom Pom Bunnies
This is the trickiest of the bunch, but the end result is so sweet we just had to include it. If you have some time on your hands (or a lot of patience in the classroom), these Pom Pom Bunnies are sure to delight. Perhaps the bodies could be made beforehand, and then the children add their own eyes, ears, tails and whiskers at the end? Whatever you choose, they’re a delightful springtime craft that double as a soft toy after the crafting is done!
Wishing you all a very happy Easter break, and we look forward to working with you in the Summer term. Keep crafting!
Love, Ruth and the One Day Creative team x