Spring is in the air and there’s no escaping the beautiful bunches of blossom, bursts of bluebells and pockets of dazzling daffodils that can be seen blooming in our woods, towns and across our countryside at this time of year.

To celebrate the beauty of these blooms, we’ve collected together some brilliant spring flower crafts for kids to have a go at when they’re taking a break from exploring, or for when the rain decides to dampen any plans for adventure. Which one will you try first?

1. Tissue paper bluebells

Bluebells are a sight to see at this time of year, but if you haven’t been lucky enough to head out and see any just yet, why not make your own bluebell picture instead?

Simply grab a piece of card or paper, PVA glue, some purple tissue paper and a green felt tip pen and you’re good to go. Use your felt tip to draw a big bright green stem and some leaves, and then scrunch up your purple tissue paper to create the signature drooping bell-shaped flower heads. Glue them on and your picture is complete.

2. Blossom finger painting

Blossom is most definitely one of the highlights of spring, and seeing these frothy pink and white flowers appear on wild cherry, blackthorn and crab apple (to name a few) is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face. Why not have a go at making your own blossom painting to display proudly on your wall?

All you’ll need is some paint, some PVA glue, card and some twigs. Then, simply glue down your twig to create your ‘trunk’, then use your finger to dab on some white and pink petals. Fill in the whole tree and you’re done! Take a look at our handy video below to see this blossom finger painting come to life.

3. 3D paper tulips

Found in an array of colours, tulips are another spring flower seen brightening up gardens and woods at this time of year. Have a go at bringing your own 3D tulips to life using paper.

All you’ll need is some coloured paper in green and the colour you’d like your tulips to be, card, cocktail sticks, PVA glue and scissors.

  1. Cut lots of heart shapes out of the coloured paper you’d like for the head of the tulip – these will help to build the 3D tulip shape.
  2. Next, wrap a strip of green paper around a cocktail stick to create the stem of the tulip, and also cut out some leaf shapes to add to the stem.
  3. Layer up your heart shapes around the cocktail stick, sticking them down on one edge, to create your 3D tulip.
  4. Repeat this process until you have a selection of tulips, and you’re done!

4. Plastic bottle dog rose flowers

Have you seen any pretty pink dog rose flowers peeking out of hedgerows when you’ve been out and about? Have a go at painting these lovely little flowers using a plastic bottle before it heads into the recycling.

  1. Simply gather together some card, pink, purple and yellow paints and your bottle.
  2. Mix your pink and purple paints together ever so slightly to create an almost marble effect.
  3. Dip the base of your plastic bottle into your slightly-mixed paint.
  4. Then, simply use the bottle to stamp on your card. Do it a few times to make a selection of flowers, and then add a yellow circle in the middle of each flower to finish it off. Feel free to add some leaves and stems too, or leave your masterpiece as is.

5. Cupcake case daffodils

As we wave goodbye to the last few daffodils of the season, why not make them stick around a little longer by creating your own lollipop stick daffodils? A really simple craft that’s perfect for young Nature Detectives, all you’ll need is a lollipop stick, some yellow card, green paint, PVA glue and a cupcake case.

Paint your lollipop stick green and set it aside to dry. Next, cut a flower shape out using your yellow card. Glue the flower onto the top of the lollipop stick and then simply glue your cupcake case into the centre of the flower head. And you’re done! Why not have a go at creating lots of daffodils to display proudly in a jam jar or vase?

Which craft will you try first? Why not head out into the woods this spring and look for some inspiration before you come home and create your spring flowers? You never know what you might discover! 

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