April is a great month to craft with the kids. While it’s springtime, this month brings many of us lots of rain and thunderstorms, so we’re not always able to get the kids outside. These April preschool crafts are the perfect activity for a rainy day or as a fun school activity.
Spring Crafts for Preschoolers
April Preschool Crafts
We’ve rounded up some fantastic ideas, from educational crafts like our butterfly life cycle and parts of a flower craft to just plain fun crafts like thunderstorm paintings and pom-pom caterpillars. They’re easy enough for preschoolers to do mostly on their own, but they can be adapted to toddlers and older kids, too.
The best part is, many of these activities use common, everyday craft materials that you probably already have on hand. You’ll be amazed at what you can create with paint, scissors, glue, paper plates, pom-poms, and a few other things.
Spring Art and Craft Activities
Let your kiddo pick out a few crafts from this list to work on during April. You can make one, or make them all!
Learning about the parts of a flower can help kids to better care for them if you plan on planting a flower garden in the spring. This fun and educational activity reviews simple flower parts like the flower, leaf, stem, and root. It’s perfect for preschoolers.
With just a few simple materials, you can create these super color, gorgeous cupcake flowers with the kids. It’s so fun mixing and matching cupcake liners with different colors and patterns to create the perfect flower combination. It’s a great excuse to use up some spare buttons, too.
We are all about teaching kids kindness here, so this is the perfect springtime activity to work on teaching kindness attributes. It’s based on the book called Be Kind. Ask the kiddos what constitutes kindness, or what words describe a kind person, and write those words in the raindrops.
Follow the life cycle of the butterfly through the stages of egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. It’s a wonderful activity as part of a butterfly-themed or insect-themed learning unit.
Celebrate Earth Day or spring by making some seed bombs with the kids. Using recycled paper and seeds of any kind, you can make fun seed starters to put in plant pots or directly into the soil. They’d make a great gift for a neighbor to get their garden started this year.
April Activities for Preschoolers
Your kids will love these fun-to-make April crafts. You’ll see flower crafts, bunny, easter eggs, spring trees, frogs, rainbow crafts and more ideas for spring.
Fun April Preschool Crafts
- Garden Nature Art from thecrafttrain.com: Use items from nature, like leaves, berries, fern fronds, twigs, roots, etc. to make art. Our favorite is the fish!
- Thunderstorm Art from buggyandbuddy.com: Incorporate this beautiful thunderstorm art into your weather studies or as a cool spring craft on a rainy day. Toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners can complete this simple activity using paint and construction paper.
- Claude Monet Inspired Water Lily Craft from messylittlemonster.com: Inspired by Monet’s painting of Water Lilies, this cupcake liner, and paper plate craft brings art to life. Squishing the finger paints around is excellent sensory fun for toddlers and preschoolers, but older kids may opt for a brush.
- Popsicle Stick Sun Craft from crafts4toddlers.com: What a cheerful craft made with popsicle sticks, construction paper, and a few other simple materials. Doesn’t it make you want to smile?
- Handprint Butterfly Craft from simpleeverydaymom.com: Make some beautiful butterfly keepsakes with your kids’ handprints. Don’t forget to make one for the grandparents as well. They’ll love them.
- Handprint Caterpillar Craft from thesoccermomblog.com: What a fun spring craft! Pair it with a caterpillar-themed book like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, or include it as part of a bug unit study.
- Looks Like Rain Craft from paper-and-glue.com: A rainy day is a perfect time to make this craft! The kids use droppers to create the raindrops, so it’s terrific for fine motor practice.
- Yarn-Wrapped Rainbow Craft from schooltimesnippets.com: Strengthen fine motor muscles and practice color matching with a pretty yarn-wrapped rainbow. This is a wonderful project for using up some yarn scraps.
- Rainbow Footprint Butterfly from messylittlemonster.com: Treasure those baby footprints by making a rainbow footprint butterfly to add to the baby’s scrapbook. It would make a beautiful gift for grandparents, too.
- April Showers Fingerprint Craft from kidsactivitiesblog.com: April showers bring May flowers, and you get a bit of both in this sweet craft. Fingerprints are used to create everything you see here—from the cloud and the raindrops to the flowers and the grass.
- Bubble Art Butterflies from redtedart.com: If there are two things kids love, it’s bubbles and butterflies! Get a little of both with this craft that uses colorful bubbles to create fun texture on the butterfly wings.
- Caterpillar Pom-Pom Craft from easypeasyandfun.com: Use small and large pom-poms to make cute little caterpillars resting on leaves. This craft is simple enough for toddlers, but preschoolers and kindergarteners will love it, too.
- Butterfly Printing from thecrafttrain.com: How clever to use a scrunched-up sponge to create a butterfly template. If you can find large sheets of white paper, it would make lovely wrapping paper for any spring or summer birthday gifts.
- Craft Stick Chicks from redtedart.com: Simple craft stick crafts can be so fun at home, school, or even as a camp craft! Even little ones can make this, as the chicks are simple triangle shapes with some embellishments attached.
- Craft Stick Bumble Bee Craft from theinspirationedit.com: Speaking of craft stick crafts, this bumblebee is almost too cute for words. Add magnets to the back to make a pretty magnet for the fridge or filing cabinet.
- Do a Dot Flower Craft from thekindergartenconnection.com: This mess-free spring April craft is great for strengthening fine motor skills and helping kids develop hand-eye coordination. The chunky Do a Dot markers are perfectly sized to little hands. However, if you can’t find them, you can grab some Bingo markers at your local Dollar Store.
- Rain Cloud Suncatcher from preschoolinspirations.com: Swirls of cotton balls are used to create fluffy clouds, while shimmery raindrops are made using an empty milk jug. It all comes together to make a pretty craft that will look lovely hanging in the window.
- Sheep Paper Bag Puppet from simpleeverydaymom.com: This sheep craft makes a great Easter activity, but it’s a good one for any time during spring. Kids can play with this puppet for hours!
- Flowery Tree Spring Craft from fantasticfunandlearning.com: Inspired by the blooming trees in spring, this craft uses loofahs and tree bark for a process art activity to create a flowering tree.
- Colorful Spring Paper Plate Flower from artycraftykids.com: Tissue paper, paper plates, and glue are all you need to make these colorful spring flowers. Little ones may need help cutting the flower template into the paper plate, but they can work on gluing the tissue paper independently.
- Easy Preschool Ladybug Craft from theinspirationedit.com: Cute little ladybugs resting on leaves—need we say more? If the paper quilling for the ladybug’s dots is too complicated for your preschooler, you can always make dots using flat paper or dot markers instead.
- Rain Cloud Windsock from adabofgluewilldo.com: Hang this pretty rain cloud windsock near a window or door so it can flutter any time it catches a breeze.
April showers can bring beautiful arts and crafts ideas.
Which of these fun April preschool crafts do you plan to make?
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