Spring is my favorite season to decorate for, because I am just so darn happy that it’s finally here!
Don’t head to the store for a bunch of stuff to help your house look more spring-like, because nature is on your side. Check out the list below of my favorite nature crafts for spring, and get ready for warm weather!
1. bird feeders. Make the migrating birds feel welcome in their seasonal home!
2. decorative bird’s nest. Using real twigs, this decorative bird’s nest would be a fun project for a whole classroom of kids.
3. felt flower wreath. Use wool felt for the flowers to make this a natural craft; if you don’t use wool felt, then substitute Eco-fi recycled felt.
4. flower butterfly. It’s also a suncatcher!
5. flower head printable. If you need to keep kids occupied during a hike, have them collect flowers and leaves and let them make these cute flower heads when you’re back at your campsite.
6. garden. Start now before you get bored. Here’s how!
7. mandala art. Here’s a fun excuse to get outside. If you make this in the garden, it might even stick around!
8. maple seed dragonflies. When I was a kid, we’d call these seeds “helicopters,” for obvious reasons. Catch a few of these helicopters this spring and make yourself a dragonfly!
9. maple seed butterflies. This is a work of art that you’ll want to keep on display year-round.
10. mud paint. It’s raining, right? Feel free to let the kids get messy!
11. nature scavenger hunt. Customize it just for spring, and then set your kids loose with it.
12. painted wood slices. Put all those branches that fell in your yard over winter to work!
13. pine cone lamb. This lamb is adorable and all-natural! If you don’t want to use a cotton ball, you can substitute wool roving.
14. pine cone zinnias. If you have leftover pine cones from your fall collecting, it’s time to use them up. You can get more in a few months.
15. popcorn blossoms. Cut out a piece of cardboard to use instead of a paper plate for this project–the rest of the materials are eco-friendly!
16. tulip potato prints. Is there any end to the adorable prints that you can make from potatoes?!?
17. willow ball. Spring is a great time to craft with willow branches, although you can find supple ones all season.