Spring Arts And Crafts : An Easy Project
With most schools being out for the remainder of the school year, it’s getting more and more difficult to keep kids entertained while being stuck in the house this spring. I created a fun spring-themed way for kids to use their imaginations and for parents to use up some of their craft supply.
If you remember Mr. Potato Head then you remember how much fun it was to make him look as silly as possible. Ears where eyes should be, feet on top of the head. The simplicity of the toy was part of its magic. The spring-themed project I’m sharing today (click here to open in Design Space) uses the same concept and is sure to be a hit with your kids, regardless of how young or old they are.
The real beauty of this craft project is that you shouldn’t have to run out to get supplies. I used whatever I had on hand, which was a lot of cardstock and felt. You can even use old clothes and cardboard boxes if you have them! Here’s how to recreate these Spring Mix and Match playsets at home.
A Spring Mix and Match Playset with the Cricut Maker
- Kraft board or cardboard (white and black recommended)
- Felt or fabric in spring colors
- Hot glue
- Velcro or other removable adhesive
- Popsicle sticks
- Cricut cutting machine
- Hot glue gun
- Open the Design Space link and adjust sizes, colors, and shapes as desired, then click on 'MAKE IT'. Use a sturdy material like cardboard or kraft board for the white and black pieces.
- Using the Design Space images as a guide, assemble the base pieces (the white and black pieces) as needed, using hot glue.
- The bunny should use the white cut out on TOP of the pink cut out, so the pink is only visible on the belly, feet, and ears.
- The chick should have the white cut out on BOTTOM of the yellow cut out.
- The hat has 5 layers, the black base, the grey cut out on top of that, the yellow cut out, the blue cut out, and another grey cut out, in that order. Use the image as a guide for what goes where.
- The eyes are fairly simple to put together, glue the white onto the black pieces, or vice versa.
- For the bunny ear topper, place the light pink cut out on TOP of the dark pink cut out.
- I used transfer tape to hold the unicorn hold pieces and then glued a popsicle stick behind that.
- The eggs just need Velcro pieces spread out over them. There are no right or wrong places to put the Velcro.
- Cut Velcro pieces and put one side onto the areas you want pieces to stick. Put the coordinating Velcro pieces onto the backs of the pieces that will be sticking to the shapes.
- Use hot glue to affix popsicle sticks to the back of the bunny, chick, and unicorn horns.
This is great information. Thank you for sharing this.
I wish my stepkids had the patience to do stuff like this. I bought so many craft kits, but they were not interested. Oh well. I guess that just gives me stuff to do. haha
These craft projects sound like wonderful ideas to keep kids occupied during this quarantine. I’ll share it with my nephew and he’d love making some of these!
It’s a very fun activity. Kids here will definite love it. Good thing there is still an open school supply store nearby.
Ahh…this is very nice!! Thank you for sharing and the tutorial instructions.
I love this idea! I am sure my niece would love this too. It would be fun to make this with her. SO cute!
These are really cute diy play set I need to make this with kids, as they are at home.
Felt is always a fun distractor. I loved telling felt stories when I was a teacher.
These are all so cute. I love them all. I think my daughters would have fun with these too. They love stuff like this.
Those are so adorable. The rabbit reminds me of a handmade key chain that I bought back in high school.
What a fun idea! We are looking for lots of ideas to keep the kids busy, and this is so cute!
It’s definitely a perfect boredom buster! I will save these tips, thanks for sharing it.
These are so cute! I know that my kids would have loved this activity when they were younger!
These are adorable. I teach kindergarten (currently from home) and my students would love these.
This would be so much fun to make for my nieces and nephews. Thanks so much for creating this.
This is such a fun idea for kids! I know mine would like it. I might have to make some.
Such a nice craft and if you have the kids work with you it is a great activity. I have older kids but this Cricut machine is always a good craft maker for kids of all ages.
aw this is so fun- i bet my kids would love to do something like this!