It is day FOUR of the series A Kid’s Creative Spring Break and I am really excited to share a few crafts that kids will love to make and then use in the springtime garden. Including kids in the family planning of a garden helps create bonds that last. These ideas are fun and simple.
Let’s start with the darling clay bugs for garden stakes. They are made with Sculpey’s Bake Shop clay. I shared the full tutorial over on the Sculpey blog.
As for birdhouses, they are so fun to paint and decorate. These are pre-made tiny birdhouses from the craft store painted with acrylic paints from Plaid. You can read more about them HERE.
Painting rocks is always a blast. Whether you paint them to use as markers for vegetables or to decorate, kids are sure to have a blast. Be sure to put a thick layer of Mod Podge for Outdoors over the paint once it is dry so they can withstand the weather. These rocks were painted with Apple Barrel paints from Plaid.
Planning a garden is a lot of fun. Be sure to include kids in researching what will grow in your soil and how to layout the plants. If they are little, they can plant seeds in cups to transfer to the garden.
Lanterns for the garden are a great touch AND the fairies love them. I shared this tutorial a while back and and you can check it out HERE.
Of course, planting fairy garden in a wheelbarrow is a blast. The great thing about this garden is it can come indoors when it is chilly or be outdoors too. You can read all about how I created it HERE.
Get in your car and dash to the local craft store to get supplies. These garden crafts are fun and easy.
Cheers to Crafting with Kids,