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Published on March 22nd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

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5 Eco-Friendly Spring Crafts for Kids

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Eco-Friendly Spring Crafts for Kids

Spring is here (or at least it is where I live in Georgia)! I’m loving the warmer weather already! Although I don’t have kids of my own, I remember how much I loved making projects with my parents. Spring is such an inspiring season to get outside, get active, and get creative with your children! With that in mind, here are 5 eco-friendly Spring crafts for you and your kids to create!

1. DIY Windchimes by Hands On: As We Grow

Jamie at Hands On: As We Grow created this really beautiful windchime from various tin cans. She had her son help her decorate the cans by painting them and adding lots of glitter! I know this project doesn’t necessarily scream Spring, but I love being outside during this gorgeous season– why not add a little music to your patio or porch? Plus, this is such a great project for your kids to really show off their creativity!

Next>> DIY Shredded Paper Seed Starters by Dana Made It

[Photo via Hands On: As We Grow, used with permission]

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Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



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  • Abbey

    I can’t get the instructions to load, I’d like to make these tomorrow and and need to know what kind of paint to use.

    • http://glueandglitter.com/main Becky Striepe

      Oh weird…her site must be having problems today (assuming you mean the wind chimes on the first page?). I just got it to load (it took a few minutes, though), and she used regular tempera paint and mixed in glitter. Hope this helps!

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