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Spring crafts

 Butterfly 1

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • drawing ink or thinned paint
  • paint brushes
  • filter bag
  • blue A4 paper
  • other coloured paper for decoration

Let’s get to work:

  1. Leave the filter bag folded. Dip the paint brush in the drawing ink and let it drip onto the filter bag. Make sure it’s wet enough so it will go through both layers. Use several colours and keep dripping until the filter bag is completely covered in drawing ink.
  2. Wait for it to dry and then carefully open the filterbag. Make sure the middle piece stays in tact.
  3. Paste the butterfly onto a piece of A4 paper and decorate with flowers and grass.

 

Swan family

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • 1 sheet of yellow or white square paper, size 16 x 16 cm or 20 x 20 cm.
  • blue A4 paper

Let’s get to work:

  1. Fold 16 squares. See the how to page for instructions.
  2. Cut a square of 4 little squares off. Don’t throw this piece away!
  3. For the neck you have to make 2 cuts. One between the top and the second square, and in the second row between the second and third square.
  4. Fold the tips.
  5. Fold the tip at the bottom
  6. Fold the two tips together at the tail section
  7. Use the 4 square paper you cut off before and fold 16 squares.
  8. Repeat all the steps to make another swan.
  9. Keep using the cut off square until it’s too small to use

Pig

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • pink paper or pink circles
  • wobbly eyes
  • green A4 paper
  • other coloured paper for decoration

Let’s get to work:

  1. Use either premade circles or draw circles on a piece of pink paper and let the children cut them out.
  2. Paste the circles onto the green A4 paper.
  3. Paste on the wobbly eyes.
  4. Cut ears, a snout, a tail and paws and you’re done

Chick

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • yellow paper or pink circles
  • wobbly eyes
  • green A4 paper
  • yellow feathers
  • other coloured paper for decoration

Let’s get to work:

  1. Use either premade circles or draw circles on a piece of yellow paper and let the children cut them out.
  2. Paste the circles onto the piece of A4 paper.
  3. Paste on the wobbly eyes.
  4. Cut paws and paste some real feathers on the chick.

Sheep

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • yellow and white paint
  • paintbrushes
  • pen
  • green A4 paper
  • other coloured paper for decoration
  • potatoes

Let’s get to work:

  1. Draw a big cloud in the middle of the A4 paper, and a small cloud attached to the big cloud.
  2. Let the children fill in the cloud with white paint but don’t let them paint. They dab the paint on the paper.
  3. The chicks you see on the picture are made with potatoes and yellow paint. Simply cut the potatoe in half, use a big one for the body and a smaller one for the head.
  4. When the project is dry, they can cut the grass and decorate further.
  5. Cut eyes, legs and a beak for the chicks and let the children use their own imagination to finish the project.

 

Tulips

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • coloured square paper size 10 x 10 cm, or 12 x 12 cm
  • one sheet of square paper size 16 x 16 cm
  • blue A4 paper
  • other coloured paper for decoration

Let’s get to work:

  1. Fold 16 squares and repeat this 3 times. Use different colours each time.
  2. Cut one square in between the first and the second square and once more between the third and the fourth square.
  3. Fold the middle tips together and fold the outer tips outward.
  4. For the vase, use the 16 x 16 cm square paper and fold 16 squares. Fold the bottom tips in.
  5. Paste the vase on the blue A4 paper and cut stems for the tulips.
  6. Paste the tulips on the stems.
  7. Decorate the vase, let the children use their own creativity and imagination.

Duckling

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • yellow or white square paper size 10 x 10 cm, or 12 x 12 cm
  • blue A4 paper
  • yellow feathers

Let’s get to work:

  1. Fold houses, you do this by folding a cross. See the how to page for instructions.
  2. You need to fold 3 houses and glue them together on the A4 paper.
  3. Cut an eye and use real yellow feathers to complete the project.

Chickens

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • yellow or brown square paper size 10 x 10 cm, or 12 x 12 cm
  • blue A4 paper
  • yellow or brown feathers

Let’s get to work:

  1. Take two pieces of square paper and fold them diagonaly once.
  2. Glue them together as shown on the picture.
  3. Cut eyes or use wobbly eyes, cut a beak and a roosters comb

Tip: read Dora’s eggs or Dora’s chicks before you start this crafts project.

Rooster

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue

Let’s get to work:

 

Dandelion

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • yellow and green paper
  • red (or any other colour) A4 paper

 

Let’s get to work:

  1. Trace a circle onto the yellow paper en let the children cut it out.
  2. Trace a small circle in the middle of the larger circle and let the children cut small strips up till the smaller circle.
  3. Draw a leaf onto green paper, and let the children cut it out.
  4. Let them cut a stem.
  5. Paste everything onto the A4 paper.
  6. Decorate with bees, or other insects, and maybe some grass

Nest with eggs

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • brown square paper 16 x 16 cm
  • white paper
  • green A4 paper

Let’s get to work:

  1. Fold 16 squares. See the how to page for instructions.
  2. Cut half off.
  3. Fold the bottom tips in.
  4. Use the other half for either the next project (see below) or to make little twigs to paste over the nest.
  5. Trace 3 ovals or let the children trace them and cut them out.
  6. Paste the nest and the eggs onto the green paper.
  7. Paste the twigs over nest.

Nest with chicks

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • brown square paper 16 x 16 cm
  • pink paper
  • blue A4 paper
  • orange paper
  • pen or black paper

Let’s get to work:

  1. Fold 16 squares. See the how to page for instructions.
  2. Cut half off.
  3. Fold the bottom tips in.
  4. Use the other half for either the next project (see above) or to make little twigs to paste over the nest.
  5. Cut three circles and three smaller circles for the body and head of the young birds.
  6. Cut a beak from the orange paper and an eye from the black paper or use a pen to make an eye.
  7. Paste the nest and the young birds onto the A4 paper.
  8. Paste the twigs onto the nest.

Snowdrop

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • white square paper size 10 x 10 cm or 8 x 8 cm, preferably seethrough paper
  • green paper
  • any A4 colour paper
  • cotton wool

Let’s get to work:

  1. Use the white square paper and fold three kites.
  2. Cut a stem from green paper, a leaf. Let the children cut the stem in one piece, point out that a snowdrop points down.
  3. Paste the stem onto the paper and paste the kites on the tip of the stem, which points down.
  4. Decorate with grass, and maybe even cotton wool as snow.

Flower garden

(a tulip, a daisy and a grape hyacinth)

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • green paper
  • pink square paper size 6 x 6 cm
  • white paper
  • yellow paper
  • dark blue or purple paper
  • blue A4 paper

Let’s get to work:

  1. For the tulip check the instructions above.
  2. For the daisy use the white paper and fold a double twice. Now cut a petal, you’ll see you’ve got four petals at once simply because you folded the paper. Repeat this once more.
  3. Cut a flowerheart from yellow paper and a stem from green paper.
  4. Paste everything onto the blue A4 paper.
  5. For the grape hyacinth use the dark blue or purple paper and cut small circles. You can fold the paper double a couple of times so you’ll get more circles in a quicker way.
  6. Cut a stem from green paper.
  7. Paste everthing onto the green A4 paper.

Butterfly 2

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • template of a butterfly
  • premade circles in all sizes
  • watercolour paint
  • crayons

Let’s get to work:

  1. Let the children cut out the template.
  2. First they start by decorating one wing, and the continue by decorating the other wing the exact same way.
  3. Finish the butterfly with watercolourpaint or crayons.

Handmade flower

Materials needed :

  • paint
  • paintbrushes
  • paper

Let’s get to work:

  1. Use the paintbrush to paint your fingers,
  2. Put the painted fingers on the paper and repeat untill you’ve completly gone round on the paper.
  3. Use one finger to make a stem and a leaf or two.

 

Hyacinth

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • a kitchen roll
  • crepe paper cut in squares in the colours: pink, purple blue or white
  • green crepe paper
  • a butter cup of some sort
  • tissues.

Let’s get to work:

  1. Lay down the kitchen roll onto the green crepe paper, roll it in and cut it to size. Paste the paper on the roll.
  2. Use a tissue to fill one side of the kitchen roll.
  3. Take one square piece of crepe paper and fold it around your finger. You can also use a pencil.
  4. Put glue on the tip of the paper and glue it to the roll. Repeat this step until half of the roll is completely full.

A meadow

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • green A4 paper
  • lots of different colours see-through or crepe paper.

Let’s get to work:

  1. Fold a small edge (about 4 cm) on each side of the green paper.
  2. Cut the edge in, but stop at the folded line. Repeat this step on all sides.
  3. Take one square piece of crepe paper and fold it around your finger. You can also use a pencil.
  4. Put glue on the tip of the paper and glue it in the grass. Repeat this step until your meadow is completely full.