Four Seasons Transformation Rock Game

Arty Crafty Kids | Seasonal | Four Seasons Transformation Rock Game | A fun seasonal play and learning activity for kids. Position the rocks onto the tree and turns the rocks to change the season

Todays Four Seasons Transformation Rock Game takes an interactive and hands-on approach to engaging children in seasonal change observations and discussions. With a simple turn of a pebble, children can work through all four seasons, using the bright colours to identify and differentiate between Summer, Spring, Autumn and Winter.

The activity all begins with a fun rock hunt, so head down to your local beach or pebble rich location and start collecting – you will need a minimum of 40 small, flat and smooth rocks!

Four Seasons Transformation Rock Game: supplies and tutorial 

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40 Smooth, small and flat pebbles
Acrylic Paint
Metallic Paint
Black Sharpie
Pencil

Download the free printable: 4 Seasons Tree Template

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Arty Crafty Kids | Seasonal | Four Seasons Transformation Rock Game | A fun seasonal play and learning activity for kids. Position the rocks onto the tree and turns the rocks to change the season

Step 1. Wash the Pebbles and leave to dry.

Step 2. Divide the pebbles into two even groups.

Step 3. Paint a white leaf on both sides of pebble within group 1 (Summer & Autumn) .

Step 4. Paint a white leaf on one side of the pebbles in group 2 and a white circle on the other side.

Step 5. Once the white base layers are dry, paint one side of all the pebbles in group 1 Green and the other side in various Autumn Shades (yellow, red, brown) to create Summer and Autumn leaves.

Step 6. Paint the leaves in group 2 a Metalic Silver Shades (Winter) and add pink dots to the white circles using a Q-tip of rubber end of a pencil to create the appearance of Spring Blossom.

Step 7. Once the paint has dried, add a black outline to all leaves with a black sharpie marker.

Time to Play! 

Ask the children to divide and sort the colours into their groups, and add the pebbles to the tree template using the pretty swirls on the branches as positioning guidance.

Once the tree is complete with one colour, start turning the pebbles to reveal the next season and while they’re playing, use the discussion points below to enourage the children to think about why seasonal change occurs.

Seasonal Discussion Points: 

  • Why do you think the leaves change colour? – visit Science Sparks for a simple explanation.
  • Seasonal Order – What comes after/before Autumn?
  • How many seasons are there?
  • What colours represent Spring/Winter/Autumn/Summer?
  • What happens to the leaves during Autumn?

My own children have had hours of fun with our Four Seasons Transformation Rock Game and I hope your children do too!

For more seasonal tree crafts and activities, take a look at our Bubble Wrap Autumn Tree and Four Season Handprint Collection.

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25 Super Cute Easter Crafts

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter Crafts for Kids | 22 Super Cute Easter Crafts

It’s the season of cute fluffy things and if your pinterest feed is anything like mine, it will be over flowing with ridiculously Cute Easter Crafts. Bunnies and Chicks can be found everywhere, and with SO much choice I’ve decided to pull together the cutest of cute crafts into one handy post!

As always, I like to mix things up with lots of fun and interesting techniques and processes for the kids to explore, and within this awesome collection of 25 Easter Crafts for Kids you will find handprint chicks, pom-pom bunnies, glittery eggs, a special eggtastic keepsake and much much more!

Before we dive in, here’s a few supplies you may find useful…

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25 Super Cute Easter Crafts

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This happy handprint and cotton wool chick is the perfect craft to kick start our collection 25 Super Cute Easter Crafts!

I adore the doe eyed expression of this very simple paper plate lamb.

These paper rabbits are super fun to make and surprisingly easy – great for older kids!

And if you haven’t already noticed, we love paper plates here and LOVE the Easter Basket and paper plate Easter Egg with a surprise chick.

While this is not strictly a “craft”, how much fun does this egg splatter painting look?

I’ve seen many pom-pom bunnies about, but this little pom-pom cutie is my favourite.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter Crafts for Kids | 22 Super Cute Easter Crafts

Have you ever considered painting a doily? I love how A Little Pinch of Perfect created these beautiful doily Easter eggs!

And while you have the doily’s out, why not try turning one into an adorable lamb!

This paper plate chick is PERFECT for younger children and kids will have so much fun creating and  playing with these Paper Plate Pop-Up Bunnies

My own kids adore playing with watercolours, especially against a hot glue resist – check out how we made this pretty watercolour Easter Egg!

Remember this Easter with a gorgeous little egg keepsake

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter Crafts for Kids | 22 Super Cute Easter Crafts

I love this invitation to create Easter eggs and its of course a simple (and best) way to inspire creativity.

Your kids will love this paper plate Easter Purse and what I love about this craft is that it’s come direct from the imagination of kids and made by kids!

This Easter egg garland could be the perfect accessory to a Easter Egg hunt.

And I hope you have a healthy stash of Paper Plates, as I have another adorable bunny for you!

These Hand and Footprint chicks are just the cutest and I love the simplicity of this Easter Egg wreath.

I love anything that sparkles and these glittery Easter eggs rock my world!

Download this adorable bunny basket printable from The Craft Train.

I love cardboard tube crafts and these bunnies are not only cute, they’re super easy to make too!

This is one of my favourite arty Easter egg ideas and I adore the contrasting black glue.

I recently had the pleasure of designing a Free Colouring Page for Red Ted Art and thought you may enjoy this one (this design also comes as a downloadable card!).

And last but not least, I have two final paper plate crafts for you and I hope you enjoy our pop-up chicks and gorgeous chick sewing activity from I Heart Crafty Things.

I hope you’ve enjoyed all 25 of our Super Cute Easter Crafts and if you’re looking for even more inspiration, take a quick look at our collection of Bunny Crafts and easy Spring Crafts for Kids!

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Paper Plate Easter Egg Chick Surprise

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter | Paper Plate Easter Egg Chick Surprise

Today I’m showing you a classic Easter craft with a super cute added surprise. This paper plate Easter Egg Chick Surprise craft is easy and fun to make, and perfect for little hands to assemble themselves!

I adore the simplicity of the craft and it’s one those that i’m sure you’ve tried as a child yourself.

The Easter Egg offers a fabulously open-ended element where preschoolers can paint and stick till their hearts content, with an opportunity to practice their cutting skills.

And if you’re looking for an activity for a local toddler or preschool group, then the minimal set-up will be appealing.

Sound good?

Let’s get started!

Paper Plate Easter Egg Chick Surprise 

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Paper Plate
Construction Paper
Metallic Paint
Ribbon
Split Pin/Paper Fastener 
PVA Glue
Scissors

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter | Paper Plate Easter Egg Chick Surprise

To begin, shape the Paper Plate to resemble an oval ‘egg’ shape and then remove the top with some zig-zag cutting.

In reality, this might be a little challenging for children to do, but they will love having a go and whatever the outcome – it will be PERFECT!

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter | Paper Plate Easter Egg Chick Surprise

Now for the best bit…

To decorate our Easter Egg we started out with painting some simple metallic stripes.

I love the glittery sheen of the metallic paint and it seems to have an ‘Easter’ feel to it, of course it’s not necessary for you to run out and buy metallic paint – I’m a huge advocate for simply using the materials you have available at home.

That said, i’m sure the kids will have their own ideas about how to paint their Easter Eggs!

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter | Paper Plate Easter Egg Chick Surprise

Once the paint had dried, we added some pretty ribbon from scrap box.

Buttons, sequins, tissue paper, scrap paper etc would work just as well!

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter | Paper Plate Easter Egg Chick Surprise

To add the movable lid, secure the two parts with a split pin – this will allow the lid to move up and down to create a ‘hatching egg’.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter | Paper Plate Easter Egg Chick Surprise

The chick couldn’t be easier to make and is simply a combination of paper and scrap felt, stuck together with a little PVA glue.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter | Paper Plate Easter Egg Chick Surprise

Using a piece of sticky tape, add the chick to the Easter Egg.

And that’s it, you should now have one super adorable Paper Plate Easter Egg Chick Surprise for the kids to play with.

If the kids enjoyed this paper plate craft, they may also love our Pop-Up Chick Craft and Pop-Up Bunny Craft, which uses similar materials.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter | Paper Plate Easter Egg Chick Surprise

Pop Up Paper Plate Bunny

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter | Pop Up Paper Plate Bunny | A fun and easy Easter craft for kids!

This Pop Up Paper Plate Bunny is super fun and easy to make. Perfect for Easter crafting with the kids this Spring, who will just LOVE playing with their Easter Bunny creations!

It’s a great little craft to do during Spring where kids may begin to notice baby bunnies emerging from the fields. With grandparents who live in the country, my own kids love playing ‘spot the bunny’ in neighbouring fields and grass verges along the country roads.

With this in mind, the pop-up aspect of our Easter Craft is particularly apt.

Using materials you’re likely to already have stashed away in the craft cupboard, this couldn’t be easier to set up.

Sound good? let’s get started…

Pop Up Paper Plate Bunny 

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Supplies:

Paper Plate
Metallic Paint
Stapler
A Drinking Straw
Construction Paper
Craft Straw
Black Sharpie Pen
PVA Glue
Sticky Tape

Next, let’s read all bout it.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter | Pop Up Paper Plate Bunny | A fun and easy Easter craft for kids!

To begin, cut off the top third of the paper plate and then align the cut-off third with the bottom of the remaining paper plate.

You should have a nice gap between the paper plates.

Staple the two parts of the paper plate together, using the staples sparingly and cut out a zig-zagged jagged edge along the top of the paper plate to create the appearance of a broken egg.

For younger children, you may want to help out with the cutting and sticking, however kids of around preschool age will love to try this themselves.

And for the best bit, the kids can use their artistic license to decorate their eggs in the most spectacular and individual way.

They could use paint, tissue paper, colouring pens, stickers or anything else you have at home!

We chose to decorate our Easter egg with metallic paint, which leaves a gorgeous sparkly sheen.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter | Pop Up Paper Plate Bunny | A fun and easy Easter craft for kids!

While the Easter Egg is drying, let’s make the bunny!

Simply cut out a heart shape for the face and some bunny ears using contrasting coloured paper.

Assemble the paper together to make a ‘bunny face’ and add some craft straw for whiskers.

Complete the bunny with a pair of eyes and mouth, and affix to a drinking straw.

Add the bunny to the paper plate and start playing!

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter | Pop Up Paper Plate Bunny | A fun and easy Easter craft for kids!

This craft puts me in the mind the of the popular nursery song “Sleeping Bunnies”

See the little bunnies sleeping till it’s nearly noon
Come and let us gently wake them with a merry tune
Oh how still, are they ill, wake up soon
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop

And could be a really fun song to sing along with our Pop Up Paper Plate Bunny, especially if you’re trying this craft with a toddler or preschool group!

To see how this idea could be adapted to chicks, check out our Pop Up Paper Plate Chicks!

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Pop Up Paper Plate Chicks

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter Crafts for Kids | Pop Up Paper Plate Chicks

These Pop Up Paper Plate Chicks are super fun and easy to make. Perfect for a spot of Sping crafting with the kiddies, who will just LOVE playing with their creations.

It’s a particularly good craft to do during the build up to Easter, where the kids may notice that the warmer weather brings new life.

With birds busily building their nests and new chicks emerging, our craft offers kids an opportunity interpret their seasonal observations with creativity and play, which will have the kids chirping in no time!

Sound good? let’s get started…

Pop Up Paper Plate Chicks 

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Paper Plate
Craft Straw
Brown Paint
Yellow Card/Paper and Felt
Paper/Plastic Drinking Straw
Stapler
PVA Glue
Sticky Tape

To see how it’s made for yourself, take a look at our nifty video below!

And read all about the process…

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter Crafts for Kids | Pop Up Paper Plate Chicks

To get started, you will need a Paper Plate, a pair of scissors and a stapler.

Simply cut the Paper Plate in half and then place the two halves on top of each other. The curve of the Paper Plate will create a nice gap for the chick.

Secure the Paper Plates together with a stapler. I tend to use staples sparingly in all my kids crafts and for this craft you will only need a few!

Next, get the kids to mix a nice up a nice mucky brown colour and paint the paper plate.

Once the paper plate has dried, add a topping of craft straw and stick with PVA Glue.

Leave the nest to dry and let’s move onto the chick!

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter Crafts for Kids | Pop Up Paper Plate Chicks

Our little chick is made out of paper and felt scraps.

If you don’t have any felt to hand, use the materials you have to make wings and some head tuff – of course the ‘tuff’ is an optional extra, I just think it’s rather cute!

Ask the kiddies to cut out all the shapes they think they will need to make a chick. This could produce some interesting results, but it’s always good for kids to take the lead.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter Crafts for Kids | Pop Up Paper Plate Chicks

Assemble the chick complete with wings, a beak and ‘tuffs’ using PVA Glue.

Finish off with a couple of dots for eyes.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter Crafts for Kids | Pop Up Paper Plate Chicks

Secure the chick to the paper straw with piece of tape and add the chick to the paper plate nest.

Next, it’s PLAY time!

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Easter Crafts for Kids | Pop Up Paper Plate Chicks

My own children had a blast playing with their pop up chicks, creating all sorts of stories and singing ‘old Macdonald’ to their baby brother, who was left in hysterics with the exaggerated popping.

If you’ve enjoyed our Pop-Up Paper Plate Chicks craft today, you may also like our cardboard tube bunny and gorgeous collection of Spring Crafts for Kids.

 

 

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Easy Spring Crafts for Kids

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts | Spring | 25 Spring Crafts for Kids | Discover a gorgeous collection of easy and fun Spring crafts for kids!

I love, love, LOVE Spring! The warmer days, bouncy lambs, budding flowers and cherry blossom trees – what’s not to love? it’s a time of renewal and today I am delighted to be sharing 25 fun and easy Spring Crafts for Kids to get you set up with all your Spring themed arty crafty activities for the kids.

As always, expect variety and lots of colour!

Let’s take a look…

25 Easy Spring Crafts for Kids 

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts | Spring | 25 Spring Crafts for Kids | Discover a gorgeous collection of easy and fun Spring crafts for kids!

1.  I’m always amazed at the creative ways pipe cleaners can be used, and these pipe cleaner flowers are so so gorgeous!

2. Simple and sweet pebble ladybird. A great little addition to a plant pot or imaginative bug play.

3. Hyacinths are one of my favourite flowers and I just fell in love with this simple bottle top stamped hyacinth!

4. Spring wouldn’t be spring without the cherry tree blossom.

5. Spring is all about sunshine and showers, which means rainbows are plentiful this time of year; making this simple yet cheerful paper plate rainbow a must for Spring crafting.

6. These cardboard tube and tissue paper 3d flowers are lovely and surprisingly easy to make!

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts | Spring | 25 Spring Crafts for Kids | Discover a gorgeous collection of easy and fun Spring crafts for kids!

7. Kids will love the process of tearing, scrunching and sticking to make this stunning paper plate flower!

8. Start saving the egg cartons to make these sweet egg carton flowers – a great one for toddlers!

9. And once you’ve made the flowers, why not create these cute little egg carton chicks too!

10. We love our handprint trees and this cherry blossom handprint tree is a gorgeous addition to our collection of seasonal trees!

11. This is the sweetest little lamb I’ve ever seen, can you guess how it’s made?

12. And come rain or shine, we have a craft for you! check out this adorable sunshine & rain cloud craft.

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts | Spring | 25 Spring Crafts for Kids | Discover a gorgeous collection of easy and fun Spring crafts for kids!

13. The kids will love the art technique used to make these doily butterflies.

14. Transform a cardboard tube to create a sweet bunny.

15. Use bubble wrap to make an adorable lamb.

16. You have to love the work of a preschooler and I for one think this paper plate butterfly is just perfect!

17. Create a darling hand and footprint bouquet.

18. These little tissue paper chicks are simply adorable!

19. Create a cherry blossom tree using fingerprints!

20. Feel the spirit of spring with an enchanting flower crown – this will be a great craft for inspiring play!

21. These yarn wrapped butterflies are so pretty!

22. Yarn wrapping is a great exercise for fine motor skills and this blossom tree is a craft and fine motor workout in one.

23. Watercolours are one of my all time favourite art materials and this layered paper plate flower totally sells them.

24. Use a classic art technique to make butterflies with your toddler and preschooler.

25. Use fooprints and tootsies to make a darling bluebell flower.

And that concludes our gorgeous collection of Spring themed crafts for kids!

Do you have a favourite?

For Easter inspiration, take a look at our 9 Fun Easter Crafts for Kids and collection of adorable Bunny Crafts for Kids!

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Colourful Spring Paper Plate Flower Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Colourful Tissue Paper Flower Kids Craft

Today I have the pleasure of showing you our Colourful Spring Paper Plate Flower Craft – it’s simple, vibrant and perfect for little hands!

The kids will LOVE the process of tearing, scrunching and sticking; offering a fantastic fine motor work out!

And while toddlers and preschoolers will be absorbed by the process, older children are likely to take the craft a step further with intricate designs and patterns – perfect if you have multiple kids of varying ages and ability.

So here’s what you need!

Colourful Spring Paper Plate Flower Craft

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Tissue Paper
Paper Plate
PVA Glue
Scissors

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Colourful Spring Paper Plate Flower Craft

To begin, create create a flower shaped canvas.

Using a paper plate, simply fold it in half and cut out triangular shapes around the rim.

Open the paper plate up and begin sticking!

 

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Colourful Spring Paper Plate Flower Craft | A fun and simple Spring craft for kids. Toddlers and preschoolers will love the process of tearing, scrunching and sticking to make pretty paper plate flowers.

Offer your crafty kid lots of colourfulTissue Paper and a pot of glue.

Explain that the idea of the activity is to tear off smaller segments of tissue paper, scrunch it up into a tiny ball and then stick.

My preschooler decided to cover her paper plate in PVA glue first and while I knew that areas of the paper plate were likely to dry out, it’s important for kids to discover these small lessons for themselves and of course the glue can simply be reapplied.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft |Colourful Spring Paper Plate Flower Craft | A fun and simple Spring craft for kids. Toddlers and preschoolers will love the process of tearing, scrunching and sticking to make pretty paper plate flowers.

Next sit back and let the kids to the work!

I say sit back, I couldn’t help but get in on the action along with my preschooler and 6 year old.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Colourful Spring Paper Plate Flower Craft | A fun and simple Spring craft for kids. Toddlers and preschoolers will love the process of tearing, scrunching and sticking to make pretty paper plate flowers.

And that’s it!

Your crafty kiddies should now have a gorgeous Spring paper plate flower!

I hope they’ve enjoyed the process and if you’re looking for more arty crafty inspiration for Spring, take a look at our handprint blossom tree, cute cardboard tube bunnies and our awesome collection of rainbow crafts for kids!

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Super Adorable Bunny Crafts

Spring is in the air, Easter is on its way and I have a fifteen super adorable bunny crafts to show you!

All fifteen crafts have been carefully chosen for their simplicity and cuteness, and you will be sure to find the perfect Easter craft for your kids.

Shall we take a look?

15 Super Adorable Bunny Crafts 

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1. It’s time to raid the recycling bin for carboard tubes, as you will need them to make this super cute cardboard tube bunny!

2. We love this simple paper plate bunny – a perfect craft for preschoolers!

3. Maybe you have some pine cones left over from Christmas to make this rustic pinecone bunny?

4. Get crafty with construction paper to make a paper bunny.

Arty Crafty Kids | Easter | Super Adorable Bunny Crafts | A gorgeous collection of easy and super adorable Easter bunny crafts for kids.

5. Add some shimmer and shine to this cardboard tube bunny.

6. Learn a new skill and make origami bunnies.

7. I adore these eggtasic bunnies!

8. Add a personal touch to your kids bunny craft to make an adorable footprint bunny.

9. Make this fabulously simple rabbit puppet to inspire some fun imaginative play.

10. This gorgeous clay bunny bowl is surprisingly simple to make and just so precious.

Arty Crafty Kids | Easter | Super Adorable Bunny Crafts | A gorgeous collection of easy and super adorable Easter bunny crafts for kids.

11. Try your hand at paper-mache to make an egg shaped bunny.

12. If you’re planning to take the kids out for an Easter hunt, this bunny basket would be the perfect accessory to their hunt!

13. Get arty with watercolours to make a bunny garland – a super decoration for an Easter egg hunt in the garden.

14. Re-purpose a foam cup into a sweet bunny craft. An ideal craft for a preschool group or very young children.

15. Paper Plate Bunnies do not get cuter than our final craft – footprint paper plate bunny.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this sweet collection of adorable bunny crafts and have found the perfect craft idea to try this Easter!

If you’re looking for some Spring inspired fun, you may like our cherry blossom handprint tree, bluebell footprint craft and awesome collection of rainbow crafts!

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Bluebell Footprint Art

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Bluebell Footprint Art | A cute Spring craft for kids, using little tooties and feet to make a gorgeous bluebell!

When the bluebells appear, Spring is on its way and there’s nothing more beautiful than seeing an entire woodland floor covered in bluebells. My kids love wading through the bluebells each spring, which has inspired today’s bluebell footprint art.

Isn’t it sweet?

This simple art idea is a great one for very small children and preschoolers.

Preschoolers will especially love creating the prints and will have an opportunity to practice their cutting skills to assemble the flower.

All you will need to a little abstract thought, paint, paper and feet!

Bluebell Footprint Art 

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Supplies:

Green/Blue/Purple Paint
White Card Stock
Scissors
PVA Glue
Paint Brush/ Sponge

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Bluebell Footprint Art | A cute Spring craft for kids, using little tooties and feet to make a gorgeous bluebell!

Depending on the age your kiddies, there’s a couple of ways to approach the footprint process:

Use a sponge or paint brush to cover your child’s foot

OR

Place some paint onto a paper plate and ask your child to dip they foot into the paint and then create a print themselves!

Either way, create multiple prints and enjoy the process!

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Bluebell Footprint Art | A cute Spring craft for kids, using little tooties and feet to make a gorgeous bluebell!

To make the ‘bluebells’, your child only needs to cover the top half of their foot with paint.

Use a combination of blue and purple metallic paint to create a gorgeous glean.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Bluebell Footprint Art | A cute Spring craft for kids, using little tooties and feet to make a gorgeous bluebell!

Paint a large green stem onto the stock card.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Bluebell Footprint Art | A cute Spring craft for kids, using little tooties and feet to make a gorgeous bluebell!

And once the prints are dry, simply cut them out!

This is a great way for your preschoolers to practice their cutting skills.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Bluebell Footprint Art | A cute Spring craft for kids, using little tooties and feet to make a gorgeous bluebell!

Assemble the flowers and secure with PVA glue.

Ask your child to carefully consider where they think they flowers should go and how they appeared on the bluebells of they’ve seen outside.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Bluebell Footprint Art | A cute Spring craft for kids, using little tooties and feet to make a gorgeous bluebell!

Finish off with two complete footprints for leaves and ta-da, your child should now have their very own bluebell footprint art!

I hope your arty crafty kids have enjoyed the process of creating their bluebell flower pictures!

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Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Bluebell Footprint Art | A cute Spring craft for kids, using little tooties and feet to make a gorgeous bluebell!

 

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Bluebell Footprint Art | A cute Spring craft for kids, using little tooties and feet to make a gorgeous bluebell!

 

Cherry Blossom Handprint Tree

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Cherry Blossom Handprint Tree

If you’ve been following Arty Crafty Kids for a while, you may have noticed that we LOVE our tree crafts. Craft is a fantastic way for children to interpret their observations of seasonal change and with Spring in the air, we’ve welcome a new addition to our seasonal handprint tree collection – a cherry blossom handprint tree!

Using a simple technique, preschoolers are free to recreate the appearance of a tree their own way. The ‘handprint ‘ adds a fun personal touch the kids seem to love!

And if you’re planning to try this idea with the kids this Spring, why not make it a year long project and work your way through all the seasons to create a collection of seasonal handprint trees!

 

Cherry Blossom Handprint Tree 

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Supplies

White Stock Card
Pink, White, Red and Brown Paint
Q-tip
A Willing Arm
Pencil

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Cherry Blossom Handprint Tree

Using a pencil, draw a faint line around your child’s arm and paint brown.

Rather than using ‘brown’ paint, offer the kids the primary colours and ask them to create shade. In my experience, kids (especially toddlers) rarely have problem making brown.

If you have an older child, it would be great fun for them to have a go themselves!

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Cherry Blossom Handprint Tree

Offer a selection of pink and red paint, and encourage the kids to create various shades of pink by mixing white.

Once all the colours are formed, add a q-tip to each shade.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Cherry Blossom Handprint Tree

Cover the Q-tip in paint and dot it around the handprint, using one colour at a time.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Cherry Blossom Handprint Tree

Layer the colours to add depth and shade, filling the tree with beautiful ‘blossoms’.

I hope your children have enjoyed creating their beautiful cherry blossom handprint trees and if you would to explore other simple techniques, take a look at our bubble wrap and fingerprint blossom trees.

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